Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Incident-Based Reporting System 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Claims to provide more information about crimes including when and where crime takes place, what form it takes, and the characteristics of victims and perpetrators.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents annual averages for employment and unemployment for the 50 states, DC, Census regions and divisions, 54 large metro areas, and 41 principal cities.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Child Welfare Outcomes 2008-2011: Report to Congress

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides information on state and national performance in operating child protection and child welfare programs.  Includes coverage of adoption, foster homes, and child abuse topics.  From the Department of Health and Human Services


Economic Impact of Smoke-Free Laws on Restaurants and Bars in 9 States

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

Reports that smoke-free laws did not have an adverse economic effect on restaurants in the states sampled.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Emergency Department Visits Involving Nonmedical Use of Central Nervous System Stimulants among Adults Aged 18 to 34 Increased Between 2005 and 2011

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Describes problems and health dangers from overuse of stimulants such as those used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity or to block sleepiness.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Inequality and Poverty in the United States: The Aftermath of the Great Recession

Categories: Children,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Explores trends in inequality and poverty using both market and after-tax and transfer income in the period during and after the recession of 2007-2009.  From the Federal Reserve


Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy: Stronger Communities, a Resilient Region

Categories: Climate Change,Homeland Security,Housing/Homelessness,Weather/Disasters

Describes the progress in rebuilding the area devastated by Hurricane Sandy and the strategy of investing federal assistance funds in rebuilding more resilient structures adapted to surviving more intense storms.  From the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force


Trends in Substances of Abuse among Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age in Treatment

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Women

Reports on a decrease of alcohol abuse among pregnant females but an increase in drug abuse between 2000 and 2010.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration