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Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics: Database-Driven, Customizable Access to Official UCR Statistics

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Interactive database that allows you to choose geographic entity, crime types and years to generate single or multiple, comparative locality crime data.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-2013

Categories: Careers,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Latest online edition of the handbook that describes employment outlook, pay, training requirements and other information for 536 occupations organized by 25 broad groups.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Half of Women on Probation or Parole Experience Mental Illness

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Women

Reports that rates of serious mental illness were 3 times higher for women who had been on probation or parole than for women who had not been on either status.   From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


An Assessment of the Viability of Accommodating Wireless Broadband in the 1755-1850 MHz Band

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines the potential for repurposing a portion of the spectrum from federal agency use to accommodate an expansion of commercial wireless broadband.  Concludes that it is possible to repurpose all 95 megahertz of the 1755-1850 MHz band.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Commerce Department


Assessing the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Food- and Waterborne Diseases in Europe

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,European Union,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents the findings of a comprehensive literature review to identify links between six food and waterborne pathogens and meteorological and climate variables caused by the effects of global warming in Europe.  From the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides updated prevalence estimates  for autism from 14 sites in the U.S.  Reports that 1 in 88 children suffered from autism, an increase in prevalence of 23% from 2006 to 2008 and 78% from 2002.  The prevalence among boys was much higher than for girls.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


State Cigarette Excise Taxes, United States, 2010-2011

Categories: Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Taxes

Reports that during 2010-2011, eight states increased their excise taxes on cigarettes, while one state decreased the tax.  The mean state tax in 2011 was $1.46.  Table shows the state tax in each state for 2011 plus the dollar change from 2010 and the percentage change from 2009. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

An annual assessment of Defense Department weapons acquisitions including observations on the cost performance of the 2011 portfolio of 96 major programs and on the introduction of acquisition reforms.

From the Government Accountability Office


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