Social Characteristics

On March 17, a 21 year old white man went on a shooting spree in three Atlanta spas, killing eight. Six of the eight killed are Asian women. While the exact motivation of the killer remain unclear,...
There were 1.2 million violent crimes — murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults — committed in the United States in 2019, according to the most recent available FBI data. The 2019...
There were 16,425 murders in the United States in 2019, according to the FBI’s most recent statistics.  While violent crime decreased 0.5% overall from the year prior across the country —...
The United States has gotten safer in the past few decades. The violent crime rate (including aggravated assaults, robberies, rapes and murders/nonnegligent manslaughters) has declined steadily from...
There were 821,182 cases of aggravated assault in the United States in 2019, according to the FBI’s most recent statistics.  While incidences of almost every other type of crime recorded by the...
The United States has gotten safer in the past few decades. The violent crime rate (including aggravated assaults, robberies, rapes and murders/nonnegligent manslaughters) has declined steadily from...
There were 1.2 million violent crimes — murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults — committed in the United States in 2019, according to the most recent available FBI data. The...
Following the violent insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, investigators have looked into the role hate and extremist groups may have played in the attempt to overturn the...
Property crime is a category of non-violent offenses comprising three subcategories: burglary, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft. According to the FBI, a total of 6.9 million property crimes...
The U.S. has gotten safer in the past few decades. The violent crime rate — which tracks aggravated assaults, robberies, rapes, and murders/nonnegligent manslaughters — has steadily...
As COVID-19 spread across the United States, more than 300 million Americans were ordered to remain at home for weeks and even months. The extended period of isolation led many to speculate that the...
As the baby boom generation reaches old age, the number of people who die every year in the United States continues to increase. And as the U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed...
With more than 3,000 reported deaths on Dec. 10, the U.S. daily death toll from COVID-19 has now surpassed the record of 2,700 set in May. Deaths are a lagging indicator in the spread of the...
As the baby boom generation reaches old age, the number of people who die every year in the United States continues to increase. And as the U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed...