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Federal Government Databases and Search Engines: U.S. Statistics

General - links to government statistical sources - raw and geospatial datasets

FedStats - 100+ agencies providing data and trends on topics like: economics, population, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production, etc.

MapStats - Statistical profiles of States, counties, cities, Congressional Districts, and Federal judicial districts. U.S. Maps and Data
A web-based portal for access to maps, data, and other geospatial services.

Statistical Abstract (online) - 2011 edition; older in paper Docs C 3.134:  1893-2011


Justice Statistics Bureau

  • crimes and victims
  • criminal offenders
  • the justice system
  • related special topics

NCJRS Abstracts Database

  • Contains summaries of publications on criminal justice
  • Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research
  • early 1970s to the present

Uniform Crime Reports

  • U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI
    Nationwide statistics on crime in the United States
  • from city, county, and state law enforcement agencies
  • Some statistics are available back to 1995

Key Departments

    Census Bureau- see subpages and Easy Stats

    Federal Reserve Economic Data - data and pulbications for US finance and trade

    Bureau of Labor Statistics - extensive collection of statistics and reports broadly related to employment and economics

    National Science Foundation - status of science & engineering including education, employment, funding, policies.

    TranStats U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics
    Aimed at providing "one stop shopping" for transportation data. Explore by mode, subject, or agency. Includes a Mapping Center for viewing and analyzing data geographically.

    USGS Water Data for the Nation U.S. Geological Survey
    Provides access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.


        Tax Statistics - Internal Revenue Service

             The Statistics of Income (SOI) program produces data files compiled from tax and information returns filed with the IRS.