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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Country Reports on Terrorism 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Terrorism,WMD

Annual report on terrorism and counterterrorist strategy by country.  Also includes chapters on state sponsors of terrorism, foreign terrorist organizations, the challenge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism and a statistical annex.   More than 10,000 terrorist attacks were recorded around the world in 2011 resulting in more than 12,500 deaths, a decline of 12% from 2010.  From the State Department


Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions for Kidney Stone Disease, 2009

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Covers prevalence of condition, who gets it, how it is treated, and insurance coverage.    From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 and Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2010-11: First Look: Preliminary Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Provides information on the number of undergraduate students receiving aid and the amount of aid received, the number of staff by employment status, gender, race/ethnicity, academic rank, and more. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Traffic Safety Facts: 2010 Data: Pedestrians

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

4,280 pedestrians were killed and some 70,000 injured in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010, an increase of 4% from 2009, but a decrease of 13% from 2001.  Also provides characteristics of accidents and victims, alcohol involvement, and state level data.   From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


What Drives Consumers’ Intentions to Own or Rent?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

Examines the preferences of Americans for owning or renting their residence at a time when the average housing values have fallen by about 21% over the past five years.   From Fannie Mae