News in Numbers

News in Numbers

The interesting material that reporters unearth from public data sets can sometimes be explained in stories of modest size. Here are chunks of valuable information that we have analyzed and presented with speedy access in mind.

San Diego County surpasses peers in child support collection

San Diego County surpasses peers in child support collection

When it comes to handing out child support payments, San Diego is outperforming other large counties in California. Data from the state Department of Child Support Services show that San Diego County collected and distributed $112 million in child support payments on time in fiscal year 2015. That’s 71 percent of the payments due — a rate six percentage points ... Read More »

AIDS remains a stubborn foe in San Diego County

AIDS remains a stubborn foe in San Diego County

It may seem that HIV disease and AIDS are a thing of the past, because more effective drugs now keep infected people healthy and alive. It also might seem that targeted educational programs prevent transmission now that we’re nearly four decades into the epidemic. But statistics for 2014 say that’s not quite the case. In San Diego County, 480 people ... Read More »

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