Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
Cutting mandatory minimum sentences in half could save almost $2.5 billion in 10 years
Reducing mandatory minimums for drug offenders alone would reduce prison overcrowding to the lowest it has been in decade.
Pimps in Washington, DC, had average weekly cash incomes of $11,588 between 2005 and 2011
The estimated revenues of America’s underground sex economies range from $39.9 million in Denver to $290 million in Atlanta.
LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth
LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among homeless youth. Ending youth homelessness requires special attention to this subpopulation.
FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today
Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.
25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013
That year, volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours—worth an estimated $163 billion.
Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites
Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics.