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Cities are using crisis teams to connect people with mental illnesses to long-term resources and decrease police brutality.
A snapshot of 2022 in federal spending, elections, crime rates and more.
Fentanyl overdose deaths in 2021 were over 26 times higher than a decade prior
Traffic crash fatalities for pedestrians and cyclists have steadily increased in the past decade. Infrastructure improvements can make streets safer for walking and biking.
Crime data shows little change in 2021, but the data is incomplete.
Northeastern states have the lowest crime rates, while states in the South and West have the most crime
Maine, Vermont, and Washington, DC allow those in prison to vote.
Existing prison labor data lacks frequency and depth.
The death rate for incarcerated people in state and federal prisons from COVID-19 was 20% higher than for the average American.
Southern states spend the least per inmate and have some of the highest prison incarceration rates in the nation.
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