Fact Sheet | The Deleterious Impact of Criminal Convictions in New York State

In May 2023, the Data Collaborative for Justice, Brennan Center for Justice, and New York City Comptroller released overlapping reports documenting the magnitude and racially inequitable impacts of criminal convictions in New York.

From 1980 to 2021, there were over 6.6 million convictions of more than 2.1 million people across New York State. The deleterious impact of criminal convictions on individuals, families, and communities is well-documented; this fact sheet provides a succinct overview of convictions across New York State, drawing attention to the stark racial disparities & economic impact convictions have on the State.