In this edition of Brookings Data Now: Syrian refugees, property taxes, crime in Uruguay, and bilateral trade between Chicago and Mexico City.
Estimate of number of Syrian refugees currently residing in Turkey
By the end of 2013, that number could rise to one million.
About what most U.S. counties levy in property taxes in the U.S.
Most of the levies are below 1 percent of the home’s value.
Increase in youth crime in Uruguay between 1997 and 2010
In 2014 Uruguayans will vote on whether to reform their constitution to reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.
Value of bilateral trade between Chicago and Mexico City
The Chicago-Mexico City Global Cities Economic Partnership is the first agreement of its kind, more than just a Sister Cities cultural exchange.
Colleen Lineweaver contributed to this post.
The greatest threat from the U.S. perspective is direct military conflict between Turkish and American forces...Erdogan seems determined to force the Americans to fulfill past promises that YPG forces would return east of the Euphrates. The challenge for the US is whether that promise can be kept while also maintaining order on the ground.