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Statista is an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions.
Crime and Law Enforcement
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
From Bureau of Justice Statistics. Sections include Criminal Justice characteristics; Public Opinion; Crime, victims; Arrest, seizures; Courts, prosecution, sentencing; Parole, jails, prisons, death penalty.
U.S. Executions since 1976
From the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney (Indiana). See statistics on death penalty in the U.S.; public opinion polls; and capital punishment timeline.
Uniform Crime Reports
Conceived in 1929 to meet a need for reliable uniform crime statistics. Includes annual publications Crime in the United States produced with data from 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the U.S.
Death Penalty Information Center
See Student Resource Center to help with research, debate, and links to academic resources on capital punishment. Includes State by State info plus reports on deterrence, lethal injection, costs, clemency, and law review.
Robert Niles' Journalism Help: Finding Data on the Internet
A good list of web sites with statistical (and other) information, divided into over a dozen categories.
Statista is a statistics web portal that gathers data from over 18,000 sources. It's main business is as a pay site, but much of what they offer is free. Be sure to check out the sources for the information you retrieve -- you may be able to go to those sources and access those statistics directly.
Dictionary of Statistics from Oxford Reference Online
2,000 entries on all aspects of statistics including terms used in computing, mathematics, operational research, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field, and coverage of statistical journals and societies
Wolfram|Alpha is a unique search engine that dynamically converts searches into graphical and tabular data -- well, that's one of the things it does. The website claims that it's goal is to "make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything."
STATS' goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies.
A variety of US government statistics on business, population, agriculture, health, and more.
A platform focused on finding, indexing, and collaborating on datasets from around the web. Datasets are free and downloadable.
Geography and Population
U.S. Census Bureau
Learn about the 2010 Census and see reports on people & households, business & industry, geography, etc.
Earth Pulse from National Geographic
See visual guide to global trends. Areas include the Human Condition, Our Relationship with Nature, and Our Connected World
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information
Population Reference Bureau
"The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations."
National Center for Education Statistics
From National Center for Education Statistics. Search by name, city or zip code. Find NCES ID for all institutions. Profile with characteristics, enrollment, and financial snapshots.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP is the only nationally representative database of academic performance for American students. Tap into this rich source of information by learning more about the available data and analysis tools.
Centers for Disease Conrol and Prevention
An entry portal for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, tools, and resources.
Department of Health and Human Services' initiative to make the vast array of data resources it curates openly available for public consumption.
Health Data Interactive
National health statistics tables from the CDC that can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore different trends and patterns.
Health Insurance Data
Health insurance data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
Provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization. HCUP data are used for research on hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes.
Pew Social and Demographic Trends
Results from studies in behaviors and attitudes in key areas of American life including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. The project explores these topics by combining original public opinion survey research with social, economic and demographic data analysis.
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