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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained pregnant women more than 4,600 times from 2016-2018. Most detentions lasted 1 week or less.
ICE has policies and standards related to the care for pregnant women that vary by facility type, with some having more requirements than others.
The Drug Enforcement Administration collects industry-reported data on the sale and purchase of controlled substances and prescription drugs, including opioids. The data supports DEA’s investigations into whether drugs have been diverted to the illegal marketplace.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that
kids were involved in about 1,500 of the more than 36,000 gun-related deaths in 2015
about 61% of gun deaths across all ages were suicides
By some estimates, there are guns in about a third of U.S. homes.
Are there strategies to prevent illicit drug use?
Over 47,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States in 2014—more than any previous year on record—according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of the estimated 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, not all are aware of their HIV-positive status. Timely testing of HIV-positive individuals is important to improve health outcomes and to slow the disease's transmission.
In hearings conducted between 1990 and 1994, Congress noted that violence against women was a problem of national scope and that the majority of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking were perpetrated against women.
In the fall of 2001, letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to news media personnel and congressional officials, leading to the first cases of anthrax infection related to an intentional release of anthrax in the United States.
The Violence Against Women Act funds programs that shelter battered women, training for law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and research on violence against women. Available data on the number of pregnant women who are victims of violence are incomplete and lack comparability.
Information sharing and coordination are key elements in any defense against cyber attacks. The organizations GAO reviewed identified factors they considered critical to their success in building successful information-sharing relationships with and among their members.