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With 12 days left until Election Day, the candidates discussed topics including the coronavirus, American families, race in America, and climate change. Here’s a roundup of data on these four debate issues.
With no recent federal gun control legislation, firearm supply and demand both continue to rise. At the same time, firearm deaths have increased steadily for two decades.
The visa allows skilled workers entry into the US. While total approvals are up, the approval rate dropped from 95.7% in 2015 to 84.9% in 2019 — and the administration has paused all H-1B admissions through the end of 2020.
From COVID-19 and the economy to race and policing in America, take a look at nonpartisan data on topics covered in the first debate.
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.
There were 10 federal executions in 2020, more than triple the number completed in the previous 42 years. Meanwhile, state executions of death row inmates have decreased.
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.