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Updated: 12/06/2015 06:20:08PM

Crime declining, jail population increasing; a paradox

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T he question for the Answer Man was compelling: "Judges say they are running out of space because of spiraling cases. Sheriff says we need more jail space. Sheriff says crime is down and falling. Who is right, and can all three be right?"

Well, improbable as it may sound initially, it appears all three are, in fact, right.

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