HARTFORD, Conn. – According to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut is “moving in the right direction” in a struggle to decrease crime rate shown by the new statistics.
On Tuesday, data was made public by the administration which showed a decrease in the number of individuals who have been taken into custody for different crimes. The data also showed a reduction in jail admissions during the first six months of this year. The number of crimes is lower this year as compared to the number of crimes that were committed in the same time period of 2014.
The total number of individuals taken into custody statewide decreased 9.3 percent from last year. The percentage of individuals who are in lock-ups reduced 3.2 percent from the previous year.
The Department of Correction told last week that it was closing 204 jail beds at the Bridgeport Correctional Center.
According to Malloy’s prediction, who is a Democrat, there will be further improvements in the rate of crime due to his Second Chance Society legislation, which makes efforts to give non-violent criminals more chances to get back into the community.
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