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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017064.pdf

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/prin_05092017.pdf

Reports on productivity gains in about one-third of the 90 NAICS 4-digit manufacturing and mining industries in 2016.  Also provides information on unit labor costs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2017/pdf/qgsp0517.pdf

Real GDP increased in every state in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 3.4% in Texas to a trace in Kansas and Mississippi.  For the year real GDP growth slowed to 1.5% ranging from +3.7% in Washington to -6.5% in North Dakota.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Police Vehicle Pursuits, 2012-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pvp1213.pdf

Provides details on an estimated 68,000 vehicle pursuits including pursuit policies, the number of fatalities related to pursuits, and the characteristics of pursuits in selected agencies.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Capital Punishment, 2014-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cp1415sb.pdf

Provides information on persons under sentence of death, including summary trends, admissions and releases from death row,       and the number of people executed.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Voting Rate for the Non-Hispanic Black Population Dropped in the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps45-voting-rates.html

Agency press release comparing voter turnout by blacks and whites in the 2012 and 2016 federal elections.  In 2012: 66% of blacks voted compared to 64% of whites; in 2016: 59% of blacks voted compared to 65% of whites.  From the Census Bureau

 

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/11/presidential-executive-order-establishment-presidential-advisory

Creates a commission to study current registration and voting processes in federal elections and to identify vulnerabilities  that could lead to improper registration and voting.  From the White House.

 

 

Technology Assessment: Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684590.pdf

Provides an introduction to the IoT, describes what is known about current and emerging IoT technologies, and the implications of their use, especially dangers involving information security, safety, and privacy.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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