The number of people behind bars has grown substantially in many countries over the past 20 years.” (para. 9). Better policing can also be attributed to the decline in crime rates as evidence of the growing prison population. According to Mitchell (2010), "In Denver, 30 of the 2009 murders — almost 80 percent — have been solved, according to Mary Dulacki, records coordinator for Denver police.” Per a Denver Police spokesperson, another factor in the reduction of murders is the improvements with emergency medical treatment and services. First responders are able to save more lives than in the past (Mitchell, 2010).
Much of the argument over stop and frisk lies in numbers.” For instance, the NYPD says its policy has led to a falling murder rate and more gun seizures, with homicides down 21 percent this year and the number of illicit guns seized up 31 percent from last year”(Huffington post). If this tactic results in this much of a drop in homicides and an increase of thirty one percent in illicit guns seized, why not use it. This tactic obviously helps keep the streets a little safer. Most if not all cities that imply stop and frisk experience a dramatic drop in crime rate. “The reality is that crime has gone way down in New York City and that stop and frisk has certainly contributed to it.
Investment in the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy continues to bear fruit. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act protects most Ontarians most of the time from exposure to secondhand smoke in indoor public places. Smoking bans, social marketing campaigns, restrictions on promotion, youth programs, and widespread availability of cessation supports are changing the social climate of tobacco use and leading to declines in smoking rates among youth. Alongside these positive developments are several trends worth noting: There has been no significant change in the prevalence of adult smoking in the last five years and the previous five years saw only a 3-percentage point decline. It has taken ten years to achieve a 5-percentage point decline.
Express has a slight decline of 2% since the year 2012. Macys however has kept a steady 40% since 2012. This informs us that Express has had a decreasing retain of each dollar of sales while Macys has not increased but maintained their direct cost of goods and services sold. This same trend has taken place with the profit margin of both companies since the year of 2012. Express has a slower decline of 1% but a decline nonetheless beginning at 7% in 2012 ending at 5% in 2014.
Discounting the amount of waste that is recycled still leaves a difference of more than double in the waste creation between the years, but the exponential growth in the recycling amount provides information into a changing attitude. Although waste and recycling are only a subset of the ecological issues faced across the globe today, this information provides insight into the mindset and changing values relative to the environment. The improvement in the recycling rate didn’t occur over a year or even in the last decade, but has steadily climbed over the last 40 years. We can expect to find similar adoption rates across all environmental solutions, as it generally takes time for the information and education to spread, and additional time for it to be broadly accepted. As such, the most important question we can look to answer is not, whether one solution is better than another, but if we applied any and all possible solutions to the issues, is there time to fix the problems we have caused.
The median age for the population of Dyer County is 36.5 years of age. Looking back at the US Census report from the year 2000 the population was 38, 335 and has only increased by 765 residents over the last twelve years. This is not indicative of a growing community but of one that is maintaining the status quo. In researching the economic status of Dyer County, it is clear according to an article in the local newspaper, Dyersburg State Gazette dated November 1, 2011 that the unemployment rate for the county is 13.7 percent. This dire statistic earns Dyers County the title of the eight highest unemployment rate for counties in the state of Tennessee.
Less than 25 percent of the average daily population of sentenced offenders is incarcerated; the majority are supervised in the community. For the past 20 years, Connecticut's prisons have operated at or over capacity despite the addition of thousands of new beds since 1990 and a steady 10-year decrease in crime and arrest rates. Department of Correction lacks both a sufficient number of beds to house total inmate population and an adequate system of high security beds to manage high-risk population. Correctional system is hampered by inaccurate population projections and lack of a needs analysis of total offender population, but in particular of the inmate population. The number of inmates released early from prison to community supervision or parole has dramatically decreased.
Over a five year period, starting in 2005, Lincare has reduced their ratio from 40.6 to 39.6. Gentiva Health Services remained nearly the same with a ratio of 57.1 in 2000 down to 56.9 in 2009. From an efficiency standpoint, Lincare is converting their receivables into cash faster than its competitor. In addition, Lincare has outperformed their cash conversion rate from 2008 to 2009. Lincare’s conversion rate went from 14 days to 17.5 days which means Lincare’s cash flow generation improves year after
Columbus County covers a span of 937.29 square miles of the 48,617.91 square miles that is encompassed by North Carolina. There are approximately 62.0 people per square mile in Columbus County (Columbus County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2012). Columbus County became its own entity in 1808 after being formed from portions of Brunswick County and Bladen County. Columbus County was named after Christopher Columbus. The county is 3rd largest in size but rank 96th in
We are now, through higher levels of consumption creating more rubbish or waste than ever in England. Between 1983 and 2007 there has been a rise from 397kg per person, per year to 508kg an increase of nearly 28%. With only 31% of this rubbish being recycled. (Defra, cited in Brown, Making Social Lives, p117, 2009, The Open University). With less space each year for landfills and rubbish tips, the process of disposing of rubbish which is not recycled is increasingly being moved overseas to countries like China.