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Why does the US lead the world in incarceration?
The US holds only 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prisoners. Was it the war on drugs? Mandatory minimums? How we got here – the global leader in incarceration – is one of the...
Everywhere Trump Traveled Before Air Force One
President Donald Trump finally took his first foreign trip—after waiting longer than any president since Lyndon Johnson—raising an intriguing question about his past: Where did he travel when he...
London household spending outstrips the rest of the UK
London households’ average weekly spending is one and-a-half times more than households in the North East of England, latest data from the ONS shows. At £652.40, households in London spent the...
These lawmakers might want to consider crossing the aisle in the 115th Congress
Some Democratic senators who face reelection next year are gearing up for a tough sell: that they still represent their voters’ interests, even if they’ve stuck with a party many of those voters...
Trading with Trump
The "Trading with Trump" infographic focuses on global trade and what stocks would initially benefit when Trump started his presidency based on what he has said during his campaign. Of Trump’s...
How terrorism in the West compares to terrorism everywhere else
Since the beginning of 2015, the Middle East, Africa and Asia have seen nearly 50 times more deaths from terrorism than Europe and the Americas.
Faces of power
How does the world percieve corruption?
How does the world perceive corruption? The Corruption Perception Index is maintained by Transparency International from 2012 to 2015.
North Korea's missiles and their ranges
The rocket tests of recent years show that North Korean missiles are no longer limited to targets across Asia. Their ultimate and preferred target, the US, is now within reach of its latest...
What Trump Cut In His Budget
On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government’s spending.
An interactive timelapse visualises the 227,000 protesters who marched through the streets of Hong Kong on July 1. The entrant has supplied multiple files for this project:   
A Timeline of School Shootings Since Columbine
On April 20, 1999, the United States where shocked by the High School school shooting and attempted bombing in Columbine, CO. It caused 15 fatalities (12 students, one teacher, and two...
Public budgets visualized. Website & tool.
Democratic governments take 30%-50% of our income. Arguments about economics, politics and corruption occupy a large part of the public discourse. But shockingly - in the age of self-driving cars -...
NBC News: Election Confessions
Dear Judges: Election Confessions is a custom-built & custom-designed NBC News web app that lets readers share their innermost thoughts about the presidential candidates and lets NBC staff...
On Their Way: the Journey of Foreign Fighters
In the context of understanding the complex phenomenon of violent religious radicalization, this map details the journey of ISIS’ foreign fighters to the territories of the Caliphate, as well as of...
Studio of the Year
The parallels between the Russia investigation and Watergate
Russian interference in the presidential election and the investigation into alleged collusion with the Trump campaign has drawn comparisons to Watergate, with the appointment of an independent...
DataCrime - Decoding public safety in Brazil
Public Safety data in Brazil is a difficult subject, almost impossible for a regular person to grasp. The data is spread across different government agencies and, more often than not, the agencies...
The Return of the Big Screen
In 1984 Apple introduced Macintosh for the first time. In the 1984 ad, the big screen, which was presented as a metaphor for collectivism and censorship, was broken down into small individual...
Boeing MAX: A Tale Of Two Crashes
After two Boeing 737 MAX planes crashed within six months of each other, the Journal set out to answer the question of what went wrong in a visual explainer created with painstaking accuracy. This...
This Is How Much War Material Switzerland Exports To Countries In Conflict
Over the summer and autumn 2018, there was a hot debate about weapon exports in Switzerland: The Swiss Federal Council wanted to loosen the export regulation such that, in certain cases,...
Mapping the Manifestos
The platforms of Britain’s main parties offer voters areas of overlap and clear blue water.
Clinton and Trump Have Very Different Strategies for the Final Stretch
As the presidential campaign enters its final weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their closing arguments in this long and bruising election. The candidates’ positions on the issues...
Our Future, Together
Just as explorers use a compass and architects a blueprint, demographers use pyramid charts to read the tea leaves: What groups are aging or booming with youth , and what do these shapes tell us...
Pollution: Have a Gold Star
The second largest polluing country in the world blatantly denies the existence of global warming, while we are witnessing some of the harshest environmental disasters directly related to the issue...
House Of Cards
In 2017, Australia’s housing market began the long slide into what has since become the worst property downturn in the country’s history. This project, published on the eve of the downturn...
The Perfect Presidential Stump Speech
For this thought experiment, we asked one former Republican speech writer and one Democratic speechwriter to team up and compose a bipartisan presidential stump speech that panders to the largest...
Devastation At A Church In Negombo
A forensic analysis of newly obtained CCTV footage shows the movements of a suspected suicide bomber in the Sri Lanka attacks. The project explains how the man, with a large backpack, casually...
40 years of banking regulation: The words written to prevent the next financial crisis
After the world-wide financial crisis 2008, banking regulation almost doubled: This collection of texts now contains over two million words on thousands of pages. Its purpose is to prevent states –...
The Butterfly Effect: What Caused The KFC Crisis?
The Butterfly Effect series examines some of the most unlikely chains of cause and effect through history. In February 2018 British fried chicken fans went hungry, as KFC restaurants up and down...
Mapping the flow of International Trade
According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1...