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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. Auraria campus users (faculty, staff, students) must register for a personal ICPSR account from an on-campus, networked computer (or a VPN connection) to be able to download data.
Website of the U.S. Census Bureau. Comprehensive data on the United States summarized and analyzed.
Economic Indicators (US Census Bureau)
Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee, provides economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
A source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas. Includes information about income, education, insurance, employment, housing, poverty, veterans, and much more. Replaces American FactFinder
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Their mission is "to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government." Part of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Global Business Indicators
Leading economic indicators and related composite indexes for the U.S. and a number of other countries.
International Historical Statistics
Use International Historical Statistics to find economic, financial, and social statistics for worldwide countries and territories, often spanning centuries and beginning as early as 1750. Find data for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania including countries whose borders have changed. Within each region are chapters on population demographics, vital statistics, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport & communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Statistical tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel files with the ability to merge tables and edit text.
Contains economic, environmental and social statistics for the OECD countries (mostly European) using over 100 different economic indicators.
Statistical information from member states on agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism, trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
Uniform Crime Report (UCR)
Crime data from the FBI provided by nearly 17,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies. Other reports on this site cover Hate Crimes and Crimes Against Law Enforcement Personnel.
CIA World Factbook
Supplies dozens of facts for each country including data on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, and defense forces.