Statistical Information Sources
Researchers have many sources of statistical information available to them. A few key resources are shown below. Some of these sources provide both data files and basic statistical information. For more information about numeric data files, see the Data Sources page.
- City and County Data Book
- Crime in the United States/Uniform Crime Reports
- LexisNexis Statistical, 1973-
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
- State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
- White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room
- White House Social Statistics Briefing Room
Provides official population and housing data from the Census, plus business and other data for states, cities, counties, and minor civil divisions. Also in print, HA202.A36.
A collection of criminal statistics, including crime indexes of crimes reported and cleared, and persons arrested. Also in print, HV6787.A3.
Provides links to statistics compiled by more than seventy federal agencies.
A comprehensive index to statistical data from federal, state, private and international sources.
Brings together data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Also in print, HV6787.S68.
Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the state and metropolitan area levels. Also in print, HA203.S83.
A basic compendium of tables of social, economic, and political statistics, including some international data. Also in print, HA202.
Provides easy access to current Federal economic indicators on the topics of employment, income, international, money, output, prices, production, and transportation.
Provides easy access to current Federal social statistics on the topics of crime, demography, education, and health.
Page last updated January 2, 2009.