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Illustration by Krieg Barrie


Illustration by Krieg Barrie

$3.7 Billion

The amount all presidential candidates raised between Jan. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020. In 2016, presidential candidates raised $1.5 billion total, and almost $1.4 billion in 2012. These numbers, from Federal Election Commission filings, represent only what the campaigns have raised, not money raised by political action committees. 

$3.5B

The amount all presidential candidates have spent in 2020.

$1.8B

The amount all U.S. House ­candidates running in 2020 have raised.

$1.5B

The amount all U.S. Senate ­candidates running in 2020 have raised.

$1.1B

The amount former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg contributed to his own campaign this year.

$952M 

The amount Joe Biden’s official campaign raised through Oct. 14.

$601M

The amount Donald Trump’s official campaign raised through Oct. 14.

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Crime ups and downs

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

14.8%

The increase in the number of murders and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses nationwide during the first six months of 2020, compared with the first six months of 2019, according to the FBI’s Preliminary Uniform Crime Report. However, the rates of some other types of violent crimes fell: The report, released in September, found that violent crime overall had fallen 4.8 percent in the Northeast, 1.8 percent in the Midwest, and 1.1 percent in the West, with only the South seeing an increase (2.5 percent).

19.2% 

The increase nationwide in arson offenses in the first six months of 2020. The arson rate in cities with populations of 1 million or more increased 52.1 percent.

4.6%

The increase nationwide in aggravated assault offenses in the first six months of 2020.

-7.1% 

The decrease nationwide in robbery offenses in the first six months of 2020.

-7.8% 

The decrease nationwide in property crimes in the first six months of 2020.

-17.8% 

The decrease nationwide in rape offenses in the first six months of 2020.

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COVID-19 deaths by race

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49.7

The number of Americans per 100,000 persons who have died due to COVID-19 and in which the race of the deceased was documented, as of Aug. 18, according to data from APM Research Lab. The pandemic has hit some racial and ethnic groups harder than others, and experts say the reasons could range from higher rates of underlying conditions that make COVID-19 more serious to less access to healthcare services.

88.4 

The number of black Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19, as of Aug. 18.

73.2

The number of Native Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

54.4 

The number of Latino Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

40.4 

The number of white Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

36.4 

The number of Asian Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

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