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More Americans are serving prison and jail sentences than ever before, even as US crime rates reach a historic low.

Alex Resney
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Native American women in the United States who live on federal Native American reservations are disproportionately more likely to be victims of sexual violence than other groups living in the United States.

Chrystal Begay, Tinesha Zandamela
x 2,247

The rates of substance abuse among college students in the United States have risen significantly over the last 2 decades. Drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills, and others are becoming more popular on campuses around the country, impacting students' education, causing addiction, and leading to long-term health problems.

Sam Lofgran
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Usage rates of electronic cigarettes have doubled among high school students in recent years, making them the most-used type of tobacco product among adolescents.

Cade Hyde
x 680

As the worldwide refugee population has steadily increased over the past decade, mental health concerns among refugees have become more prevalent. In the United States, adolescent refugees face higher rates of mental illness in comparison to non-refugee adolescents

Kate Lloyd
x 510

Illiteracy affects a person's ability to fully participate in and contribute to the world around them. About 18% of the US adult population is functionally illiterate.

Chloe Haderlie, Alyssa Clark
x 452

On any given day, the U.S. holds approximately 40,000 people in immigrant detention centers. Many of these detainees experience poor living conditions including inadequate health care and abuse.

Brianne Hansen
x 168

90% of deaf children are born into a family that speaks a language they cannot naturally acquire. If children do not receive frequent, accessible language before the age of 4, they may never achieve fluency in any language which can stunt cognitive development.

Mishonne Marks
x 112

Approximately 22% of US women have experienced intimate partner violence during their lifetime, but less than 40% of women actively seek help in domestic violence situations.

Kaitlyn Short
x 100

Generation Z is the loneliest generation that the world has seen, with isolation rates higher than both Millennials and members of Generation X.

Abby Bowler
x 100

In the United States, 15.5 million children are living in poverty. Individuals who experience poverty as a child are more likely to experience poverty as adults as well.

Kara Reed
x 41

The United States is decreasing the amount of refugees they will accept. The new administrative policy will only allow 18,000 refugees into the United States annually, which decreases the previous amount by more than half.

Chloe Vincent
x 3
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