The Governor’s criminal realignment policy continues to pose great safety, operational, and fiscal challenges for all 58 counties as property crimes rise statewide. Over 21,093 offenders have been sentenced to Los Angeles County jails instead of state prison and over 20,000 state parolees have been shifted to County Probation supervision since October 1, 2011.
County Jail Population as of May 30:
5,930 state prisoners are now serving their sentences in county jail and not state prison and more than 530 inmates have been sentenced to jail terms of five years to 42 years in a county jail which is meant to house inmates for less than one year.
The state has shifted over 20,000 parolees to Los Angeles County Probation for supervision. Of those, 29,397 were arrested for new offenses. The number is higher because some are arrested for multiple crimes.
As of May 30:
- 972 – 5% are very high risk offenders
- 11,612 – 59% are high risk offenders
- 6,546 -34% are medium risk offenders
- 257-1% are low risk offenders
- 688 are registered sex offenders
- 1,285 have been turned over to the federal authorities for deportation
- 29,397 arrests were made for new offenses (some were arrested multiple times)
- 272 are on electronic/GPS monitoring—which does not prevent or deter crime