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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Presents statistical tables about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for 170 countries from 2004 through 2014.  From the State Department


Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Provides Congress with official, unclassified data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the U.S. and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years.  The U.S. retained its position as the leading arms supplier to the world in 2015, increasing its market share to 50.3%.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Criminal Victimization 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and change from 2014.  Includes characteristics of crimes and victims and consequences of the crime.  Also covers domestic violence and use of weapons.  From  the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Crime in the United States 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual U.S. crime statistics which show a 3.9% increase in violent crime and a 2.6% decrease in property crime compared to 2014.  The violent crime total was 16.5% below the level of ten years earlier.  Also reports on losses related to property crimes, firearms used in murders and robberies, and human trafficking offenses.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

A set of 13 statistical tables and charts on gun manufactures, exports and imports, types of weapons registered by state, actions on firearms license applications and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of the Justice Department


Reports of Bullying and Other Unfavorable Conditions at School

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Education,Guns,Statistics,Youth

Results of a national survey which is used to track trends in bullying and other unfavorable conditions in or related to school.  Covers such conditions as presence of gangs, guns in school, availability of drugs and alcohol, and hate-related graffiti.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-14: Statistical Tables

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

In 2014 nearly 15 million applications were subject to background checks and 193,000 or 1.3% were denied.  Data include the reasons for denial, estimates of applications by jurisdiction and by type of approval system.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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