Sometimes the best way to drive your point home is to use numbers. The following sites can help you with that.
- Zanran: Statistics Search Engine
Use search options they are very helpful in limiting by country and currency. This is a mega-search engine and you will need to register but there is no junk mail. You may want to try some of the subject specific sources listed below first.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)- Transportation & motor vehicle safety
Includes statistics on child safety seats, seat belts, pedestrian accident etc.
- CDC - Disease statistics
- Pew Research Topics
The Pew Foundation does a lot of polling the opinions, habits and beliefs of the American public.
- Census A-Z
Census information by subject. This is the easiest way to access the census.
- USA.gov - Statisitcs
- American FactFinder - Census data by location
A quick way to find census data by state, city or zip code.
Accessible compilation of city and state statistics on business, taxes, education and other data collected by the governments.
- Census 2010
- STATS: We Check out the Numbers Behind the News.
A non-partisan, nonprofit site takes major issues and news stories and analyzes them solely from a quantitative and scientific perspective. Hot topics found in the news and society such as alcoholism, obesity, global warming, and addiction are covered in detail and debunk particular claims or stereotypes through hard data. The site also offers a page where statistical terms and particular data tools are described. A blog discusses issues found in current events
STATE & LOCAL
- Community Indicators
Provided by EWU and community organizations. A great resource for data for our area.
- Greater Spokane Inc.
Only the good news
- Washington State Databook
Remember most government statistics are at least two years old
CRIME & JUSTICE
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
- Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S.)
Great source for crime statistics. Use the topictab to find crimes by type and statistics on recidivism, capital punishment, parole and police behavior
- National CRiminal Justice Reference Center
- FBI Statistics and Publications
Federal Bureau of Investigation focuses on crime mostly in the U.S. but some international information.
- The FBI Vault
Older paper documents and statistics have been scanned and digitized. Nice subject index is provided.
- National Center for Educational Statistics
- CIA World Factbook
Factual information about foreign countries.
- The World Bank
Explore reports by topic or generate tables of data which is a bit more complicated.
- OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Data for international comparisons. Charts may be downloaded to Excel.
- Country Watch - Country Statistics & News
SFCC database with current information on countries. More detailed than CIA Factbook.
- Medline Plus: The National Library of Medicine
The best place for health topics and prescription drug information.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
Overviews of illegal drugs
- Statistic Brain
Tons of interesting statistics on in many areas of interest but sometimes it's difficult to find the source and date. Watch out for the many advertisements scattered throughout the information.