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In 2022, the US faced 869 ransomware attacks targeting critical infrastructure, disrupting operations in sectors like healthcare and commercial services.
There were 1,204,300 people in prison in the US in 2021, or 363 for every 100,000 people. Between 2011 and 2021, the prison population decreased by 25%.
The national homicide death rate has declined since the early 1990s, but state homicide death rates vary due to a range of factors.
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.
Since 2020, the FAA has dealt with a record number of violent and unruly aircraft passengers — and has levied millions of dollars in fines. What’s going on in the sky and what are authorities doing about it?
The number of domestic terrorist investigations more than doubled between 2020 and 2021.
The FBI defines an active shooter as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, but the definition of mass shooting is less clear.
Cases of child labor violations have fallen since the early 2000s. But from 2015 to 2022, the number of minors employed in violation of child labor laws rose by 283%.
Anti-Asian hate crimes more than doubled between 2020 and 2021.
The federal government spent over $1.3 billion to clear the rape kit backlog since 2011, but a USAFacts analysis uncovered thousands of rape kits awaiting testing in 2022.