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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

Details of homicide trends by age, sex, race, the relationship of victim and offender, law enforcement officers killed, weapon used, trends by city size and more.  The homicide rate has declined sharply from 9.3 homicides per 100,000 people in 1992 to 4.8 per 100,000 in 2010.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Economic Growth and the Unemployment Rate

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42063.pdf

Discusses the relationship between economic growth and unemployment and the outlook for the unemployment rate in the next few years.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Natural Gas Exports: New Opportunities, Uncertain Outcomes

Categories: Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42074.pdf

Examines the incentives and prospects for increases in U.S. natural gas exports and the potential such increases might have on domestic prices.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military Retirement Reform: A Review of Proposals and Options for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42087.pdf

Reviews the reasons that the current military retirement system is controversial, in addition to its cost, estimated at about $50 billion per year.  Also reviews various reform proposals and presents options for Congress, ranging from maintaining the current system to a national commission to review military compensation, benefits, and retirement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Interior Immigration Enforcement: Programs Targeting Criminal Aliens

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42057.pdf

Describes the federal programs aimed at capturing and removing criminal aliens from the U.S., the problems in identifying and defining the criminal alien target group, and the problems created by the enforcement program especially with regard to police/community relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

American Community Survey Data on Educational Attainment

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/acs/index.html

Offers supplementary tables on the value of educational attainment in the form of lifelong earnings.  Supplements a September 2011 report on Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates.  From the Census Bureau

 

90+ in the United States: 2006-2008

Categories: Elderly,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-17.pdf

This report presents an overview of the population aged 90 and over in the United States and a comparative analysis of selected characteristics between the 90+ group and other older age groups.  Reports that the 90+ population nearly tripled in size over the past three decades.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Newly Arrived Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2010

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-16.pdf

Examines differences in characteristics of the newly arrived foreign born based on whether they arrived before 2005, from 2005 to 2007, or more recently.   Also provides statistics on the numbers of newly arrived foreign born by U.S. state.  From the Census Bureau

 

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