Places that did not increase their use of incarceration as much as others experienced bigger drops in crime. Between 1993 and 2002, Maryland’s rate of incarceration grew by 14.9%, dwarfed by a 52.9% growth in neighboring Pennsylvania. However, Maryland experienced a 22.5% decrease in FBI index crimes compared to just a 13.3% decrease in Pennsylvania.
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