This infographic, created by Check Them, outlines several facts about crimes in the United States. It includes statistical information such as the major increase in the number of incarcerated individuals since 1980, as well as the fact that the United States has about a quarter of the world’s convicts, yet only 5 percent of the world’s population. In addition, it breaks down how people of certain races are more likely to be detained than others and how many young people are detained and imprisoned. It also illustrates some facts about the kinds of crimes that are more common than others, such as rape and illicit drug use.
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