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There are roughly 18,000 police departments in the United States. Here is how many people police departments employ, how those departments share policing duties, and what kind of oversight exists.

With five planned lethal injections this year, the government could more than double the number of federal executions since 1977. Meanwhile, state executions of death row inmates have decreased in recent years.