NEW YORK (PIX11) – As mayor Bloomberg does his last lap around the city, he’s touting the city’s falling incarceration rates.
Over the last 10 years, there’s been a 36% drop in the number people in city prisons.
It’ something his administration has worked hard at over the last 12 years.
He said community outreach and alternative programs are a big reason for the drop.
The national incarceration rate is actually up 3% over the same period.