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Crime victimization rates are higher in urban than rural areas, but despite a rise in urban violent crime victimizations reported in 2021, rates have been falling for decades.
Inflation is declining, but national prices remain over 3% higher than last year — with people in the Southeast and West the most impacted.
In 2021, Mississippi had the highest rate of firearms deaths, while Massachusetts had the lowest. Across the country, the age-adjusted firearm death rate per 100,000 people is 12.0 for white people and 33.9 for Black people.
Feeling sad and anxious is common after having a baby, but nearly one in eight women in a CDC study experienced a more intense depressive episode.
Nearly 40 US workers die annually due to environmental heat exposure. Thousands more are injured.
Rural areas are home to 16% of the US population — but represent 88% of the land area served by USPS.
The American automotive industry builds millions of cars each year and employs nearly 2% of the working-age population.
Transportation & Infrastructure
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the US requires $625 billion in water infrastructure improvements over the next two decades.
American single-family homes are 20% larger today than they were in 1990 — but households are the smallest they've been in eight decades.
Cannabis taxes fund a wide range of public initiatives, from healthcare to law enforcement.
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