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Data Science to Solve Social Problems – City of Long Beach i-team

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Alma Castro shared about the City of Long Beach Criminal Justice Lab as part of our Data Science to Solve Social Problems series

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Data Science to Solve Social Problems – City of Long Beach i-team

  1. 1. CASE STUDY City of Long Beach Criminal Justice Lab Changing how LBPD addresses the challenge of High Frequency Offenders Alma Castro, i-team Deputy Director Alma.Castro@longbeach.gov
  2. 2. The primary objective of our research was to better understand the experience of High-Frequency Offenders who frequently interact with the Public Safety Continuum. Questions of Interest What are the reasons a high frequency offender may repeatedly commit crime? What are the resources high frequency offenders need in order to break the cycle of crime? 1
  3. 3. APPROACH TO THE WORK 2
  4. 4. Poss Open Container 14% (2,207 Offenses) Public Consumption 11% (1,774 Offenses) Park/Beaches-Loitering 9% (1,354 Offenses) Park/Beaches-No Camping 6% (946 Offenses) FTA After Written PR 4% (602 Offenses) Drunk, Alcohol 4% (597 Offenses) Possess Unlawful Par 3.8% (588 Offenses) Poss Controlled Subs 2.6% (422 Offenses) Violation of Parole 2% (316 Offenses) Littering 2% (307 Offenses) APPROACH TO THE WORK Top Ten Offenses 3
  5. 5. 5,002 Violent Offenses Analyzed 101,408 Analyzed Offenses HFOs account for 12% of all violent offenses Five years of Arrest & Citation Records between January 2012 and December 2016 Other Offender 4 VIOLENT OFFENSES MAP
  6. 6. 85% of all HFO offenses are misdemeanors Five years of Arrest & Citation Records between January 2012 and December 2016 Misdemeanors by Police Beat 14% Felonies 1% Infraction/Other 5 HIGH FREQUENCY OFFENDER MISDEMEANORS
  7. 7. Street Address Intersection P.O. Box Service Provider Transient 41% 3% 1% 8% 47% Hotel/Motel Other 6 ADDRESSES OF HFO POPULATION
  8. 8. ADDRESSES OF HFO POPULATION Five years of Arrest & Citation Records between January 2012 and December 2016 MHA Village (34) Safe Refuge (8) Multi Service Center (6) Department of Public Social Services (6) Long Beach Rescue Mission (4) Catholic Charities (3) Cabrillo Village (2) Allen House Residential Treatment Center (1) Arbor Road Church (1) Atlantic Recovery (1) Care Dignity Center (1) Friends Church (1) Long Beach Courthouse (1) Midnight Mission Health Center (1) Prometric Test Center (1) Redgate Recovery Center (1) Tarzana Treatment Center (1) 73 (8%) High Frequency Offenders reported a service providers as their address Residential Addresses Motels
  9. 9. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH OBSERVATION SITE VISITS DATA LANDSCAPING SYSTEMS OFFENDER INTERVIEWS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT INTERVIEWS 21261212
  10. 10. RESEARCH THEMES AFFIRMATION FROM PEOPLE LACK OF FAMILY SUPPORT FOR YOUTH STRUCTURE OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM RELATIONSHIPS & SKILLS POLICE & COMMUNITY JAIL & PRISON
  11. 11. PORTFOLIO APPROACH: CO-CREATION Brainstorming Make Connections Storyboarding Sketch (draw thoughts) See (recognize/decipher) Speak + Listen 7
  12. 12. PORTFOLIO APPROACH: BUILDING EMPATHY 8
  13. 13. SOLUTION(S) 9
  14. 14. CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAB Clinician in Jail Citywide Data Agreement Data Mart Multi-Disciplinary Team Open Data Their Story Rising Scholars Education Lab Service Connect App

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