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NDSC Data Story: Everyone In: Combating Rising Homelessness in Los Angeles County

In 2018, Los Angeles County saw its first decrease in homelessness in almost 5 years, only to see it rise again in 2019 to nearly 59,000 people, representing a 12% increase over the past year. Consistent with previous years, 75% of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County are unsheltered, meaning they are living on the streets, in vehicles, in abandoned buildings, and in other places not suitable for human habitation. Los Angeles County has one of the highest rates of unsheltered homelessness in the entire country.  Despite instances of vocal community resistance to temporary shelters and PSH development in neighborhoods, many Angelenos are also stepping up to express their support for their neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Two Price Centers Seek to Reconceive Public Safety and Criminal Justice Measures with New Data Initiative

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On Wednesday, August 28, the USC Price Center for Social Innovation and the Safe Communities Institute hosted a panel discussion and community forum as part of the new NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative. This event explored the current public safety data landscape in Los Angeles and identified the additional neighborhood-level data needed to improve public safety in our communities.