Pew Research CenterAugust 10, 2018

11 states that have the death penalty haven’t used it in more than a decade

All 10 states that have the death penalty but haven’t used it in at least a decade currently have inmates on death row, though the number ranges from just one prisoner in New Hampshire and Wyoming to 744 in California.

ReligionAugust 2, 2018

5 facts about the death penalty

Pope Francis has changed the Catholic Church’s teaching to fully oppose the death penalty. Read key facts about the death penalty in the U.S. and abroad.

Internet & TechJuly 11, 2018

Activism in the Social Media Age

As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media’s impact on political and civic engagement

Pew Research CenterJune 11, 2018

Public support for the death penalty ticks up

Public support for the death penalty, which reached a four-decade low in 2016, has increased somewhat since then. Since 2016, opinions among Republicans and Democrats have changed little, but the share of independents favoring the death penalty has increased 8 percentage points.

Pew Research CenterMay 2, 2018

America’s incarceration rate is at a two-decade low

At the end of 2016, there were about 2.2 million people behind bars in the U.S., amounting to an incarceration rate of 860 inmates for every 100,000 adults.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 15, 2018

Most immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, a big change from 2009

Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE agents in fiscal 2017.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 8, 2018

ICE arrests went up in 2017, with biggest increases in Florida, northern Texas, Oklahoma

After years of decline, the number of arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement climbed to a three-year high in fiscal 2017.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 30, 2018

5 facts about crime in the U.S.

As the Trump administration takes steps to address violence in American communities, here are five facts about crime in the United States.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 12, 2018

The gap between the number of blacks and whites in prison is shrinking

Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners in recent years has steadily narrowed that gap to the point where it is half as wide as it was in 2009, when America’s prison population peaked, according to new data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Pew Research CenterAugust 24, 2017

Jury duty is rare, but most Americans see it as part of good citizenship

The chances of serving on a jury in any given year are small, but most Americans still see it as part of being a good citizen.