Re: NYTimes and Missing Black Men

The New York Times has a good story out today on Upshot concerned with “missing black men.” (Here with background  here.)

The background article notes that the incarceration rate is a key contributor and observes that there are signs that the national incarceration rate is coming down.

The data for NY State, which are dominated by NY City, show that the incarceration rate there has been been falling for more than a decade. The reduction in the crime rate in NY has been widely noted but the reduction in the incarceration rate has not.

Incarceration Rate, NY and Other States