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The U.S. ranks 1st in prisoners

31 January 2015 2 comments

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 2,228,424 prisoners in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. The second highest number of prisoners is in China, at 1,701,344.

The U.S. ranks first in incarceration

31 May 2014 1 comment

According to the Brookings Institution, in 2013 there were 710 Americans imprisoned for every 100,000 residents. This makes the United States rank first out of thirty-four OECD countries ranked in that category. The average incarceration rate among the OECD nations is 115.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in women’s Olympic figure skating gold medals

12 February 2014 1 comment

Women’s individual figure skating has been part of the competition of twenty-one winter Olympics. American women have won seven of the gold medals. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.Figure Skating medals

The U.S. ranks 1st in the super rich

3 November 2013 2 comments

According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, 2013, there are 98,700 “ultra high net worth individuals” in the world, those with a net worth of at least USD 50 million. Forty six percent of those individuals (45,650) live in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

Preview of “Super Rich.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 1st in locking people up

15 August 2013 2 comments

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the United States has an estimate 716 prisoners per 100,000 population. That is enough to make the United States rank first out of two hundred twenty-three countries ranked in that category.

Preview of “Imprisonment rates, 2013.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 1st in wine consumption

1 May 2013 2 comments

According to the Wine Institute, 12.54% of the wine consumed in the world in 2010 was consumed in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Five countries–the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom–accounted for just under half of all the wine consumed in the world in that year.

Wine Consumption

The U.S. ranks 1st in plastic surgeons

17 April 2013 4 comments

According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2011 there were 5,950 plastic surgeons working in the United States, or 18.7% of all plastic surgeons working in the world. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

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