From NPR: “No one had ever actually sat down and gotten the home street address of everyone going into prison and jail, as well as all the background information about their age and their employment status, etc. And when you have all that data, it tells you a lot about what’s going on on the block.
“When we look at the million-dollar blocks that we mapped almost a decade ago, it’s a highly concentrated group of public housing, and smaller apartment housing, all grouped together in a very concentrated manner — each of which we were spending more than $1 million a year for.
“But today when … we see those blocks, things have changed quite a bit. There has been a real investment by the city and the state, and particularly the Department of Probation, to engage with local organizations around the community and strengthen what they’re doing.”