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Cutting mandatory minimum sentences in half could save almost $2.5 billion in 10 years

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.

Source: 2013, Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System
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Pimps in Washington, DC, had average weekly cash incomes of $11,588 between 2005 and 2011

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.

Source: 2014, Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities
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LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth

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.

Source: 2013, Youth Count! Process Study
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FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

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.

Source: 2014, Supplementing the Compare Ratio: An Important Step toward Opening the FHA Credit Box
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25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013

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.

Source: 2014, The Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2014: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering
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Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites

Blacks and Hispanics are twice 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. 

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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