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Best Bets for US Statistics
ProQuest Statistical Insight This link opens in a new window
Data and statistics on population and demographics, business and financial activities, domestic and international trade, government programs, health, and politics
Historical Statistics of the United States This link opens in a new window
Provides statistics on population, migration, prices, national income, social statistics, health and medical care, environmental questions, business activity, communications, international trade, and government regulation. Tables are displayed in PDF, downloadable in Excel and can be graphed within the database.
US Government and Watchdog Sources
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
"The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation." The UCR tool extracts state and local agency statistics on violent and property crimes. The "Crime in the United States" reports often have data tables available for download as well.
Gun Violence Archive Gun Violence Archive (GVA)
A not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online.
Law Enforcement Statistics (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Summary statistics and guides to microdata on law enforcement.
Mapping Police Violence
Crowd sourced data on police violence from three databases in the U.S since 2013. Source data available in Excel format.