Public Safety: Using Data + Collaboration to Keep Cities Safe and Healthy

Nationwide progress toward reimagining how cities achieve public safety and well-being equitably and justly depends upon data and collaboration. Many studies show a pattern of public safety issues increasing in summer months. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that household larceny, burglary and aggravated assaults tend to rise during the summer. 

Emerging from an era when arrest rates served as the sole markers of “safety,” the search has begun for a new set of measures that will in turn drive budgeting decisions and other policy choices. Similarly, as circumstances compel mayors to solve structural racism in law enforcement and many other areas, widespread recognition has dawned about the mis- and over-application of police resources to issues that warrant a collaborative, differential response such as behavioral health crises. 

Hear how mayors are using data and collaboration, to better allocate their resources, create more equitable cities and keep the public better protected.

Original event date:6/4/2021