Pew Research CenterNovember 13, 2018

Despite recent violence, Chicago is far from the U.S. ‘murder capital’

St. Louis led the nation with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017. It was followed by Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2018

Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up

While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.

Pew Research CenterMay 1, 2018

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. secondary schools have sworn officers on site – but not all the time

The share of U.S. public secondary schools with sworn officers on site has increased in the past decade.

Pew Research CenterApril 18, 2018

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern

More than half of U.S. teens say they are worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, with one-in-four saying they are very worried.

February 23, 2018

In 2017, Americans narrowly opposed allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns

Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.

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 CenterOctober 19, 2017

After Las Vegas attack, Democrats in Congress were far more likely than Republicans to mention guns on Facebook

In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.

Pew Research CenterOctober 9, 2017

Malala’s 2012 shooting came at time of high social hostilities in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai’s shooting came at a time when social hostilities involving religion were at a high point, both globally and in Pakistan.

June 22, 2017

Key takeaways on Americans’ views of guns and gun ownership

About four-in-ten Americans say they either own a gun themselves or live in a household with guns, and 48% say they grew up in a household with guns.

June 22, 2017

America’s Complex Relationship With Guns

Americans have broad exposure to guns, whether they personally own one or not. About seven-in-ten say they have fired a gun at some point and 42% currently live in a gun-owning household.