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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.
Law enforcement agencies including police departments and sheriff’s offices began voluntarily sharing the data in 2019, with the Chicago Police Department being the largest agency participating. The FBI says it needs more participation before it can publish the data.
We explore the data the government has and doesn’t have on domestic terrorism and mass shootings.
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.