Last June, videos demonstrating how to start some Kias and Hyundais using a USB charger went viral on TikTok, leading to a rash of thefts in some cities. TikTok has since removed the videos, but car owners are still dealing with their impact: from December 2021 to December 2022, reported thefts rose 50 percent in Atlanta and El Paso, Texas. They tripled in Dayton, Ohio.
USAFacts compiled data from hundreds of police departments to understand this trend. Here's what we found.
Learn more about cities facing rising car thefts in this new report.
Silicon Valley Bank controlled more than $175 billion in total deposits. Its failure is the second largest in US history. What’s the record of bank failures in the United States? Get the background here.
Learn more about the factors behind these bank failures.
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a report stating that the Earth could cross a critical climate change threshold within 10 years. Curious about the climate where you live? See the data here.
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Over 1 million public school students were homeless in the 2020–2021 school year. Of these students, 76.8% lived temporarily with others due to the loss of their housing (known as doubled-up); 10.9% lived in shelters, and 7.8% lived in hotels or motels.
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