Megan Wells is a data journalist and digital content editor based in San Francisco, California.
8 actionable steps any state or municipality can take to start mending the relationships between police and community
Releasing prisoners in the wake of COVID-19 is a hot topic; we examine what authorities are doing, and how recidivism rates are changing
As prices of food continue to rise, and shortages become a possibility, there is a growing need for government and consumer assistance to keep food banks stocked, farms active, and food chains secure
In the wake of widespread social distancing orders, many critical government tasks were transitioned online, but should this continue as restrictions are lifted?
But there are several actions your community can take to minimize the risk and help get homeless citizens the protection they need
To understand patterns of violence, honor the victims, and find solutions for this widespread issue, documenting gun violence statistics has become a priority for governments
Suicide is a complicated subject – with no easily identifiable, one-size-fits-all solution – but that hasn’t stopped communities all over the country from making meaningful strides to help those citizens who would intentionally self-harm
One of the most mentally and physically terrorizing crimes in the U.S. is also one of the most under-reported. Learn more about sexual assault in the U.S.
Mass shootings are defined by the number of those that are killed and injured. Find out which were the worst mass shootings of 2018 and the deadliest so far in 2019
Carfentanil has become a key topic for health officials and law enforcement who work to combat this synthetic opioid’s responsibility for addiction and death that continues to rise.
Domestic disputes, gang violence and social gatherings are three commonalities in the largest mass shootings in the U.S. in 2017. Explore our gun violence data visualizations
The opioid crisis is a modern American epidemic punctuated by skyrocketing deaths. Our interactive map shows which counties are hardest hit.
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