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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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A combination of policies would reduce New York City’s poverty rate by nearly 69%

Promising policies include transitional jobs, earnings supplements, a higher minimum wage, increased SNAP benefits, and more.

Source: 2015, How Much Could Policy Changes Reduce Poverty in New York City?
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78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

That number is up from 68 percent in 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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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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658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014

658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014

Before the crisis, the threshold—the lower bound of creditworthiness needed to qualify for a mortgage—held steady in the low 600s.

Source: 2014, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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In 10 years, the population of America’s 100 largest metros grew from 182 million to 197 million

In 10 years, the population of America’s 100 largest metros grew from 182 million to 197 million

The 100 largest metropolitan areas grew at a rate of 1.41 percent per year, which is rapid among advanced industrial nations.

Source: 2013, Concentrated Poverty and Regional Equity
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