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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in 2005

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Press release which reveals that 55 officers were killed in the line of duty during 2005. Most of the killings occurred in the South. Also carries details about type of incidents and weapons used. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Restraint Use Patterns Among Fatally Injured Passenger Vehicle Occupants

Categories: Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

In 2004, 55% of occupants of passenger vehicles who were killed in traffic accidents were not wearing seat belts. Offers data on fatalities by restraint use, and such characteristics as age, sex, and type of vehicle. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Hurricane Katrina: Better Plans and Exercises Needed to Guide the Military’s Response

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

Looks at planning and response issues associated with the military response to a catastrophic natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina. Finds there was inadequate planning, misunderstanding about the forms of assistance and the timing of such assistance that the military could provide, and a failure to learn lessons from past disasters. From the Government Accountability Office.

U.S. and International Responses to the Global Spread of Avian Flu: Issues for Congress

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Health/Medical

Provides an updated account of global avian flu human infections and deaths, summarizes U.S. global avian flu programs, and presents some foreign policy issues for Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Asian-Owned Firms: 2002

Categories: Asian Americans,Business/Economics,Statistics

The number of business firms owned by Asian Americans grew by 24 percent from 1997 to 2002, twice the national average for overall business growth. The 1.1 million Asian American owned businesses took in revenue of $326 billion and employed more than 2 million people. From the Survey of Business Owners of the Census BureauÂ’s 2002 Economic Census.