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
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.
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.
Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE agents in fiscal 2017.
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.
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.
In 2015, about 126,000 prisoners were held in privately operated facilities under the jurisdiction of 29 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons.
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.
Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 77,152 defendants in fiscal year 2016. That’s a decline of 25% since fiscal 2011.
Officers' feelings of frustration and anger are linked to views of the public and police tactics.