Inter Alia.Tougher gun control laws, a booming economy, improved police work and gun safety courses have helped gun-related deaths decline nationally, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. (CDC See Control Data, century date change and Back Orifice.
CDC - Control Data Corporation ). From 1993 to 1997, the gun-related death rate dropped 21 percent, the lowest in more than 30 years and, according to the government, the rate of firearm-related injuries fell 41 percent, reports the Baltimore Sun Baltimore Sun
Daily newspaper published in Baltimore, Md., U.S. It was begun as a four-page penny tabloid in 1837 by Arunah Shepherdson Abell, a journeyman printer from Rhode Island. . In 1993, there were 39,595 gun deaths (15.4 per 100,000 people) and in 1997, there were 32,436 (12.1 per 100,000 people). "This progress is really encouraging and says that joint prevention efforts of public health officials, legislators and law enforcement should continue, says J. Lee Annest, a CDC statistician.
The number of women imprisoned im·pris·on
tr.v. im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.
[Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en- for drug offenses increased 888 percent between 1986 and 1996, according to a study by The Sentencing Project, a national nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. . Gender and Justice: Women, Drugs and Sentencing Policy shows that the women's prison population more than doubled during these 10 years and that drug offenses accounted for 49 percent of the rise. The study also focuses on California, Minnesota and New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of and documents significant variations among the three states. From 1986 to 1995, there was almost a 91 percent increase in New York women sentenced for drug offenses, compared to a 55 percent increase in California and a 26 percent increase in Minnesota.
Low income, declining economic opportunities for many women, limited treatment options and more mandatory sentencing policies are some reasons for this dramatic increase. Marc Mauer, assistant director of The Sentencing Project and co-author of the report, says, "The `war on drugs' and harsh sentencing policies have combined to make a bad situation worse for many women." Mauer also points out that "the unprecedented growth in the number of women prisoners affects not only women, but also their thousands of children as well," as two-thirds of women in prison have children younger than 18. In 1991, half of women inmates reported they never received visits from their children.
HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. infection among state and federal prison inmates dropped from 2.3 percent to 2.1 percent in 1997, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Noun 1. Bureau of Justice Statistics - the agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers
BJS (I3JS). In 1996, there were 23,881 HIV-infected inmates and 23,548 in 1997 (22,518 state inmates and 1,030 federal inmates). AIDS-related deaths dropped from 907 in 1996 to 538 in 1997 and from 100 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 1995 to 48 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 1997.
The study showed that the Northeast had nearly half of HIV-positive state inmates (6.4 percent of inmates in the Northeast were HIV-positive), followed by the South at 2 percent, .09 percent in the Midwest and .08 percent in the West. Females had higher HIV infection rates than male inmates in most states and the HIV infection rate also was higher among black and Hispanic inmates compared to white inmates.