Anyone who watched Monday night’s presidential debate might think we’re losing the war on crime. It’s a scary notion. But it’s simply not true. New data from the Brennan Center for Justice show that crime remains near all-time lows.
Hillary Clinton's use of private email to send classified documents has spurred contentious debate. But the discussion has suffered from a lack of public understanding about the classification system. Here's what you should know.
Candidates are taking the debate stage for the first time in the general election, and are likely to discuss crime, policing, and national security. New data analysis and briefing memos unpack some of the rhetoric around these issues.
The overall crime rate dropped by around 2.6 percent, decreasing for the 14th year in a row, driven by decreases in property crimes. Consistent with recent studies, the UCR shows that the murder rate rose 10 percent in 2015.