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The current federal prison population is more than 218,000

The current federal prison population is more than 218,000

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has experienced an almost tenfold increase in its population since 1980.

Source: 2012, The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
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As of June 2013, 4.2 million people had been unemployed for more than six months

As of June 2013, 4.2 million people had been unemployed for more than six months

Long-term unemployment, still quite high, contributes to poverty, diminishes workers’ job prospects, and harms the economy.

Source: 2013, Responding to Long-Term Unemployment
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5: Number of counties nationwide with property tax bills exceeding 3% of the median home price

5: Number of counties nationwide with property tax bills exceeding 3% of the median home price

From 2007 to 2011, most counties had property tax bills that were between 0.5 and 1.5 percent of the median home price. 

Source: 2013, Property Taxes in the United States
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$669,000,000+: The total hospital costs for gunshot wounds in 2010

In 2010, 14.4 out of 100,000 US residents sought treatment for a gunshot wound. The uninsured represent up to 59% of the costs.

Source: 2014, State Variation in Hospital Use and Cost of Firearm Assault Injury, 2010
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By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

During the housing crisis, Las Vegas saw the highest levels of foreclosure and price collapse of any American metro.

Source: 2013, Investors and Housing Markets in Las Vegas: A Case Study
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50% of all US babies born in 2010 were nonwhite

50% of all US babies born in 2010 were nonwhite

Among the 100 most populous metropolitan areas, 15 are already “majority-minority.”

Source: 2012, The Intersection of Place and the Economy
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