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12%: The drop in adjusted gross income reported on individual income tax returns from 2007-09

12%: The drop in adjusted gross income reported on individual income tax returns from 2007-2009

Adjusted gross income (AGI) reported by taxpayers with income of $1 million or more fell by almost half.

Source: 2012, Changes in Reported Income, 2007-2009
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The number of US counties with enough affordable housing for extremely low-income renters

Extremely low-income renters

Nationwide, there are 28 affordable units for every 100 renters with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income.

Source: 2015, The Housing Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters in 2013
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The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930

The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930

By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.

Source: 2012, The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
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$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)

Wealth increase

Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.

Source: 2015, Worlds Apart: Inequality between America’s Most and Least Affluent Neighborhoods
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Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50

Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50

But the trajectory of the earnings gap is shifting. For those born between 1970 and 1974,  it was that high at age 32.

Source: 2014, Educational Attainment and Earnings Inequality among US-Born Men: A Lifetime Perspective
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White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

Homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are more likely to be ruled justified than when the races are reversed.

Source: 2013, Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data
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