Stories by Stef W. Kight

Canada accepts more refugees than the U.S. for first time since 1980

Donald Trump pointing to Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Canada last year resettled more refugees than the U.S. for the first time since the creation of the Refugee Act of 1980, according to a Pew Research analysis of new UNHCR data.

The big picture: Over the course of a decade, the number of displaced people globally jumped from 43.3 million to 70.8 million according to the UNHCR report. There are more people being forced to live outside their home country as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations than at any other time since World War II.

Generation Z's suicide epidemic

The suicide rate for Americans aged 15 to 24 years old — the older half of Generation Z — is the highest it's been since at least 1999, according to Centers for Disease Control data.

Data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Chart: Axios Visuals

Parole and probation sends hundreds of thousands of people back to prison

About a quarter of people behind bars in the U.S. on any given day are there for violating parole or probation, often times because of technical violations such as missing supervision appointments or failing a drug test, according to new data collected by The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG).

Data: The Council of State Governments Justice Center; Table: Harry Stevens/Axios