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54 - Protected civil rights

Goal 8 - Desired Condition 54 - Government protects the civil and constitutional rights of citizens.

INDICATORS

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"Government protects the civil and constitutional rights of citizens"

Our Conclusion:


CONTINUE TO IMPROVE

Based on the Following criteria:



Local Trend is POSITIVE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is MIXED
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

In New Mexico, civil right lawsuit filings decreased 27.2% since 2008. Police complaints has stayed stable from 2008-2011. Though on the decline, the level of complaints in 2011 is still higher than its lowest point in 2003. Overall the trend is positive.

National Comparison NATIONAL/REGIONAL COMPARISON:

New Mexico has the highest number of civil rights lawsuits filed per 100,000 population compared to peer states, though the gap has lessened. Albuquerque ranks 3rd of 6 for number of citizen complaints filed against police officers per 100,000 population.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2011, Albuquerque citizens ranked this Desired Condition 10th in importance and 28th in progress for 57 surveyed Desired Conditions. Citizen perception matches local and regional progress.

 

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