Contains tables and statistics. Organized in six sections: Criminal Justice characteristics; Public opinion; crime; victims; arrests, seizures; court prosecution sentencing; parole, jails, prisons, death, penalty.
Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics"The FBI has gathered crime offense statistics from law enforcement agencies across the Nation through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program since 1930." Statistics collected for: "violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).
Use the table-building tool to specify offenses, locality (city, state), and year(s)."
World Drug ReportFrom the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. PDFs of reports available from 2000-2010
Polling the NationsPolls from a variety of sources including Gallup, the Pew Center, Zogby International, major newspapers, and more, providing an opportunity to analyze trends, compare attitudes and contrast behavior on more than 6,000 topics.
Statistics on the Web
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American FactfinderFrom the U.S. Census Bureau, a source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
FCSMThe Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) is an interagency committee dedicated to improving the quality of Federal statistics.
The U.S. Government Export PortalBrowse or download time series statistics on U.S. international trade, nationwide, detailed by industry classification and foreign market or supplier.
Center for Microeconomic Data - Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkFrom the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is a website that brings together publicly available data on mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures. Data available on housing prices, general economic indicators, and umemployment rates since the mortgage crisis; delinquency rates for mortgages, auto loans, bank cards, and student loans; and nonprime mortgage delinquency rates. Data is accessible through interactive maps (with a county search feature), charts, RSS feeds, and a keyword search box.
American National Election StudiesANES (American National Election Studies) is a survey conducted by leading scholars of political behavior of voters during each general election. This websites offers an archive of datasets from 1952 to 2008. All of the datasets are free.
BEA: Regional Economic AccountsThis site provides economic statistics from the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce, including data sets for US states and metropolitan areas. On the site, users can create interactive charts, graphs, tables and maps out of any data points they choose. Users can also download data to use in a spreadsheet software.
Public Data Explorer- Google Labs"Play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages." Use data from the sources listed in data directory on the website, or upload your own. From Google Labs.
JournalismPew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Includes data sets, analysis, State of the News Media annual report, and journalism resources.
WeatherSpark"WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth. Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and averages to put it all in context. "
Data.gov"Find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government."
ForeignAssistance.govThe Foreign Assistance Dashboard provides a view of U.S. Government foreign assistance funds and enables users to examine, research, and track aid investments in a standard and easy-to-understand format. The Dashboard is still in its early stages of development.
Pew Research CenterThe Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
This work brings together registration data on African American voters from Colonial America to 2012. It features election returns for African American presidential, senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates.