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.

ReligionApril 24, 2017

5 facts about the death penalty

As the debate over the death penalty continues in the U.S. and worldwide, here are five facts about the issue.

April 11, 2017

U.S. private prison population has declined in recent years

In 2015, about 126,000 prisoners were held in privately operated facilities under the jurisdiction of 29 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2017

Immigration offenses make up a growing share of federal arrests

Federal law enforcement agencies are making more arrests for immigration-related offenses and fewer arrests for other types of offenses – including drug, property and gun crimes – than they were a decade ago.

March 28, 2017

Federal criminal prosecutions fall to lowest level in nearly two decades

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 77,152 defendants in fiscal year 2016. That’s a decline of 25% since fiscal 2011.

March 9, 2017

Roughly one-in-five police frequently feel angry and frustrated on the job

Officers’ feelings of frustration and anger are linked to views of the public and police tactics.