America is known for being one of the most overweight countries in the world. But what percentage of Americans are obese? According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42.4% of Americans are obese. Considering that just 13% of adults in the entire world are obese, that is a startling statistic for America. Clearly, obesity in America is a significant problem.
Our True People Search Insights team crunched the numbers to identify the most overweight and fittest cities in America. Find out which cities came out on top!
With the constant stream of violent news in the media and across various social platforms, one would think that the U.S. murder rate is on the rise. Is that really true, though?
The homicide rate in the U.S. is actually quite a bit lower than it was 30 years ago, when it hit a high of 9.8 homicides per 100,000 people, a rate that has fluctuated between 4 and 5.4 over the past decade. Unfortunately, this lower rate doesn't apply to the entire country.
Using data pulled from the FBI’s annual “Crime in the United States” report, the TruePeopleSearch Insights team compared the rate of murder and non-negligent manslaughter crimes from 2010 to the rate in 2018 across more than 300 metropolitan statistical areas to find where murder rates in the U.S. have increased and decreased the most over the course of these eight years. You may be surprised to find which small city in Illinois found itself at the top of the list with a murder rate that skyrocketed over this period of time.
The War of the Worlds. The Day the Earth Stood Still. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The X-Files. Pop culture has always had a relentless fascination with the idea of visitors from another world. However, this fascination has not been limited to the flying saucers of fiction: People from around the world have been claiming that they've experienced real UFO sightings for thousands of years. From the second millennium B.C. in ancient Egypt to the infamous 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, incident, there have been countless examples recorded throughout history.
Our TruePeopleSearch Insights team have conducted an in-depth analysis of the National UFO Reporting Center's database of more than 80,000 unidentified flying object reports dating between 1910 and 2014 in the United States and Canada.
There's no way for us to definitively separate the hoaxes from the "real" UFO sightings, but it's our theory that a higher frequency of sightings correlates with a higher percentage of reports from people who believe they have genuinely seen something in the sky that they cannot explain: a UFO.
See below for the results of our study and UFO sightings map.
As concern about online privacy continues to grow, many have begun to wonder what the tech companies whose products they use on a daily basis actually know about them. What information are they collecting on us, and how are they using that information?
We probed the privacy policies of 11 of the biggest tech companies in the world to find out exactly what they know about us. See what information social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok are collecting from their users and the amount of data that rideshare companies Uber and Lyft collect from their riders and drivers.
Do these big tech companies really know everything about you? You might be surprised at just how much information they do know and what they can infer from the data they collect on you.
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a huge toll on the global population. With more than 8 million cases and 440,000 deaths worldwide so far, we are experiencing a pandemic unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Researchers are racing to develop a vaccine, and the crisis may not die down until that happens.
The United States in particular has been hit hard by COVID-19, with more than 2 million coronavirus cases in the USA and counting. The country surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths on May 27, 2020, and thousands of new cases still being reported each day. Containment of the virus is challenging due to varying state responses and lockdown restrictions. While some states were quick to issue stay-at-home orders, others did not issue any official government shutdown or reopened too early, causing a surge in new cases.
We analyzed how all 50 states have responded to the coronavirus crisis, including which states have coronavirus case reductions, to determine which states have done the best job.