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Statistics Sources: Some Starting Points
[Last Updated Feb. 11, 2008]

United States

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, statistical reports links, Federal Court Management Statistics reports, Federal Judicial Caseload Statistics reports, bankruptcy filing statistics, Judicial Business of the United States Courts reports, Wiretap Reports, and other statistical information in connection with the federal courts.

Census Bureau, 2000 Census,

Census Bureau, County and City Data Book, free version and links to order print copy.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, 6th ed. (2006),  (PDF file)

Death Penalty Information Center, death row statistics and reports,

Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government,   Covers oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, coal, electricity, and other fuels.  U.S. and international sources.

Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, home page,

Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2004, Download or html access.

Crime & Justice Data Online,

Crime in the United States, 2006 ed.,

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (online), (U. of Albany)  Continuously updated tables of data printed in the annual work of the same name.  Currently based upon the 2003 edition, plus regular updates.

Capital Punishment, 2005, Abstract and download links.  Now includes preliminary data on state executions in 2006.

Dept. of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, home page,

OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book,

Dept. of Labor, statistics,

U.S. Economy at a Glance tables,

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web,   Useful collection of U.S., foreign, and international web sites.

Economic History Resources,   Collection of links to searchable statistical data on US GDP, US dollar, UK pound, price of gold, annual inflation rates, and related tables of economic data.

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, at and comparative statistics.

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center,

FedStats gateway,

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports,  (1995-  ).  Annual publications of Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and more.  Preliminary U.C.R. for 2007 now available.

Federal Court Management Statistics, courts of appeals and district court statistics from 1997 forward.,, financial, and demographic statistics.

Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income Division, Tax Statistics,

National Center for Education Statistics,

National Center for Health Statistics,,  Quoted from the web page: "Welcome to StateMaster, a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. We have compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. We also have thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations."

Statistical Abstract of the United States (2008 edition, earlier annual editions, and the Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 edition), Earliest edition is 1878.  See section on "law enforcement, courts, and prisons."

U.S. Sentencing Commission, Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (11th ed.) at 1, 2005-Sept. 30, 2006).

U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice's Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary (2000-2007 editions), (U.S. Supreme Court)  Typically published in January for the preceding Term of the Court.

Univ. of Michigan, Statistics Resources on the Web, (Gov't Documents Center, U. of Michigan).  Keyword search or browse by topic and then title.


Non-US & Worldwide

Asian Development Bank, Statistical Database System at and Pacific countries.  Searchable database with data from 1988 forward.

Eurostat, Union and member state statistics.

International Labour Organization, LABORSTA Internet,

Official Statistics on the Web, (Univ. of Auckland Library)

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (O.E.C.D.) statistics,,2688,en_2649_33715_1_1_1_1_1,00.html.

Population Reference Bureau, and world-wide population statistics and information.  Topical and regional statistics links.

United Kingdom, National Statistics,

World Bank, Data & Statistics,

World Health Organization, WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS),

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