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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.