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Global Terrorism Database
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2015 (with additional annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as transnational and international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 150,000 cases. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and--when identifiable--the group or individual responsible.

Statistical information contained in the Global Terrorism Database is based on reports from a variety of open media sources. Information is not added to the GTD unless and until we have determined the sources are credible. Users should not infer any additional actions or results beyond what is presented in a GTD entry and specifically, users should not infer an individual associated with a particular incident was tried and convicted of terrorism or any other criminal offense. If new documentation about an event becomes available, an entry may be modified, as necessary and appropriate.

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) makes the GTD available via this online interface in an effort to increase understanding of terrorist violence so that it can be more readily studied and defeated.
International  CriminalJustice 
11 days ago
Historical North Carolina Board of Elections data
FTP site for the North Carolina Board of Elections from which historical data may be downloaded. Geographies available include state, county, state house and senate districts. Districts are semi-hidden in the Snapshots directory.
Elections 
5 weeks ago
Chapel Hill Open Data
Provides municipal data of various kinds: bikes, police, diversity, library info, etc. It has a way to access data sets, build charts, build maps, visualize data or accessing the API directly.
Government 
july 2016
A Guide to Mass Shootings in America | Mother Jones
Database curated by the magazine Mother Jones of mass shooting incidents.
CriminalJustice 
july 2016
50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons - Washington Post
Washington Post article following the Orlando nightclub shooting of 49 people in June 2016. Includes a variety of data visualizations about many different shootings.
CriminalJustice 
july 2016
The number of mass shootings in the U.S. depends on how you count. - Washington Post
Blog post following shootings in San Bernardino in December 2015 about how one defines "shooting".
CriminalJustice 
july 2016
Our World In Data
How do you measure global human well-being over time and across nations? Our World in Data is a website dedicated to providing comprehensive, nuanced insights into this complex question. Authored by Max Roser, an economist at the University of Oxford, this resource provides a series of choropleth maps and graphs related to human well-being, including education, violence and rights, income distribution, and health. Yet Roser's website is more than a series of visually appealing graphs; for each topic, Roser includes a link to the original data source (making his site, in his words, a sort of "database of databases") and analysis of the relative validity of each data set. Roser believes that "the empirical view of the world shows how the Enlightenment continues to make our world a better place." Visitors to the website are encouraged to ask their own questions and reach their own conclusions. Finally, the site includes Our Data Grapher, a free tool that allows anyone to upload their own data to make charts.
Development  Economics  Education  Environment  Government  Health  International  Population/Demographics  Social  Technology 
july 2016
Net Data Directory
Sources of data about various facets of the Internet: broadband access, cybersecurity, freedom of expression, etc. Browsable by topic and geographic coverage. Product of Net Data Directory from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.
Technology 
june 2016
The GDELT Project
Supported by Google Ideas, the GDELT Project monitors the world's broadcast, print, and web news from nearly every corner of every country in over 100 languages and identifies the people, locations, organizations, counts, themes, sources, emotions, counts, quotes and events driving our global society every second of every day, creating a free open platform for computing on the entire world.
CriminalJustice  Development  Economics  Education  Elections  Environment  Government  Health  Housing  International  Military  Population/Demographics  Social 
march 2016
Statistics--American Theological Library Association
A compilation of "...the best print and on-line sources for reliable statistics, especially related to religious practice, ethics, and human behavior, but also in economics, education, and medicine. The statistics in this module deal with opinion polling and sociological studies, using data from a variety of religious and secular sources. Statistics related to the number of adherents in different religious groups can be found in the denominations module." (from the web site)
Social 
february 2016
Hall of Justice (criminal justice datasets)
From the web site: "Hall of Justice, a project of the Sunlight Foundation, is a robust, searchable inventory of publicly available criminal justice datasets and research.

While not comprehensive, Hall of Justice contains nearly 10,000 datasets and research documents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and the federal government. The data was collected between September 2014 and October 2015. We have tagged datasets so that users can search across the inventory for broad topics, ranging from death in custody to domestic violence to prison population. The inventory incorporates government as well as academic data."
CriminalJustice 
february 2016
Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición 2012
Mexico's health surveys for multiple years. Data are in PDF reports at national and state levels. Topics include children, adults, the home environment, utilization of health services, etc.
International  Health 
september 2015
Administration on Aging: AGing Integrated Database
Combines Census data with Administration for Community Living data. Includes state profiles and other at-a-glance tools but also custom tables and flat-file download.
Health  Population/Demographics 
march 2015
Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR)
"...the Department of Energy's (DOE) electronic database comprised of health studies of DOE contract workers and environmental studies of areas surrounding DOE facilities...Most of CEDR's holdings are derived from epidemiologic studies of DOE workers at many large nuclear weapons plants, such as Hanford, Los Alamos, the Oak Ridge reservation, Savannah River Site, and Rocky Flats. These studies primarily use death certificate information to identify excess deaths and patterns of disease among workers to determine what factors contribute to the risk of developing cancer and other illnesses. In addition, many of these studies have radiation exposure measurements on individual workers."
Environment  Health 
january 2015
Americas Health Rankings
State health statistics. Select a health measure or select a state in State Data. Provides data downloads and graphs of available data.
Health  Environment 
december 2014
Climate Change and African Political Stability
The Climate Change and African Political Stability program analyzes how climate change, conflict, governance, and aid intersect to impact African and international security. Includes mapping tools, models, databases and data sets.
Government  International  Environment 
december 2014
Home Mortgage Disclosure Data Files, 1981 - 2009
Includes loan application register, transmittal sheet and panel data. Earliest years are in EBCDIC format, but the rest of the files are ASCII text with fixed-length fields and record-delimited records (i.e., are software-independent).
Economics  Housing 
august 2014
NCTQ Teacher Contract Database
Compare school districts to understand differences in collective bargaining agreements and state policies for more than 100 of the largest school districts from all 50 states. Create Excel spreadsheets populated with data on collective bargaining laws, benefits, evaluation, grievances, salary, and much more. Formerly known as the Teacher Rules, Roles & Rights Database or TR3.
Education 
july 2014
National Center for Charitable Statistics
"The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute. "
Social 
may 2014
World Tax Database (University of Michigan)
Provides tax revenues, government expenditures and tax rates for individual or groups of countries for many years. Coverage varies by variable and year.
International  Government  Economics 
november 2013
North Atlantic Population Project (MN Pop Ctr)
Census microdata from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States from 1801 to 1910.
International  Social 
november 2013
B R E A D Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development :: Working Papers
B R E A D is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. "Many of these datasets are either in the public domain or can be obtained at modest cost from the data collection agency."
International  Development  Health  Social 
november 2013
Country Statistical Yearbooks - Research Guides at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Links to individual countries' statistical yearbooks (note: print holdings are specific to UW-Madison)
International 
november 2013
Housing Affordability Index (Composite) (COMPHAI) - FRED - St. Louis Fed
From the National Association of Realtors, historical monthly index.
Economics  Housing 
november 2013
EM-DAT | International Disaster Database
Allows searching by country, time period and type of disaster. Includes both natural and man-made ("technological") disasters. Includes a trends feature and maps. Allows grouping by broad types of disaster.
Environment  International 
november 2013
Millenium Challenge Corporation Open Data Catalog
Data generated, collected and held by independent U.S. foreign aid agency, MCC. Focus on policy reforms and economic growth opportunities to ameliorate global poverty. Projects include economic development, health, agriculture, infrastructure and more.
Health  Economics  Environment  International  Development 
july 2013
Poverty and Homelessness
"PD&R's primary function is to support HUD's mission and the policy agenda of the Secretary. PD&R performs policy analysis, research, surveys, studies, and evaluations; both short- and long-term; to help the Secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies, programs, and budget and legislative proposals. These activities provide the Department and the nation with current information on housing needs, market conditions, and HUD programs, as well as research on important housing and community development issues.
Social 
may 2013
ICPSR The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
ICPSR, of which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a member, "...maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use.
Social 
may 2013
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Access to this data requires establishing a login with the ICPSR.
Social  CriminalJustice 
may 2013
Cumulative List of Organizations--From the Internal Revenue Service
"...list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions."
Social 
may 2013
Statistical Yearbook of the United Nations
The text is in French; the data for 1926-1944 and includes employment, population, and public finance statistics
Social  International 
may 2013
Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve
"Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve is a recently released set of publications and a collaborative effort of the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Using 1996 statistics...
Social 
may 2013
Fedstats
This is a clearinghouse for websites of statistics for federal agencies. Searching may be conducted by topic, geography, or agency
Social 
may 2013
Uniform Crime Reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
"Crime in the United States (CIUS) is an annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data." Online availability extends back to 1995
Social  CriminalJustice 
may 2013
StatBase--Datasets by Theme
Based in the Office of National Statistics, United Kingdom, this tool makes available data gathered in the UK, and includes access to the UK decennial census
Social 
may 2013
CensusScope
"CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.
Social 
may 2013
Families and Living Arrangements from the Current Population Survey
Data from an annual Current Population Survey of families is presented, along with historical tables
Social 
may 2013
Poverty--U.S. Census Bureau
View the most recent reports, briefs, and data on poverty for the past 12 months." Data includes historical poverty data.
Social 
may 2013
Labor Force Statistics from the US Bureau of the Census
"Find the official monthly measurements of the labor force released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics...Find data on employment and unemployment in specific industries and occupations, including data for EEO purposes.
Social 
may 2013
Journey to Work and Place of Work
Here find County to County Worker Flow Files and Journey to Work from the Census and the American Community Survey, as well as other tables and time series relevant to travel to work
Social 
may 2013
Statistical Resources on the Web: University of Michigan Documents Center
This site provides annotated links to specific subjects for social science data searchers
Social 
may 2013
Facts About Homelessness
"The National Coalition for the Homeless publishes fact sheets on various aspects of homelessness. Each sheet summarizes facts and issues and contains a list of recommended reading for further research.
Social 
may 2013
NationMaster.com
Social, economic, and cultural statistics are aggregated and may be displayed through graphs, charts, and rankings
Social 
may 2013
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
On this page, scroll down to the facts and figures section to locate data
Social 
may 2013
Labor & Economic Analysis Division's Demand Driven Data Delivery System from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
Here find North Carolina's labor force statistics, employment and wages by industry, insured unemployment statistics, and other relevant data
Social  Economics 
may 2013
Reports of the National Study of Youth and Religion
Among the reports emanating from this ongoing study are ones assessing parental and family relationships factored with the presence of religion in the family, religion and risk behaviors, religion and self image, and life attitudes
Social 
may 2013
Wiretap Reports from U. S. Courts
Tables convey data from United States District Courts as well as State Courts
Social 
may 2013
Worldwide Church Attendance--from the University of Michigan
"Study of worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance"
Social 
may 2013
The Geography of Race in the U. S.
"This website explores the spatial distribution of racial groups in the United States, its historical and contemporary causes, and its consequences for racial inequality. Location matters for one's access to many goods: decent housing, employment opportunities, voting power, education, low-cost public services, a clean environment, connections to influential people.
Social 
may 2013
ARDA American Religion Data Archive
The project, supported by the Lilly endowment, permits searching of survey questions, analyzing results to construct charts and graphs, mapping results, finding data sets, and retrieving reports based on geographic variables.
Social 
may 2013
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Included in this report are general data, prevalence by age group, and related expenditures by payer
Social 
may 2013
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy (Research and analysis)
"The Office of Policy is the agency's source for statistics on the impact and operations of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs and on the earnings of the working and beneficiary populations.
Social 
may 2013
Social Security and Employment
International and national data and reports are linked here.
Social 
may 2013
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (available surveys)
News, analysis and data on the role of religion in politics, social issues, candidates and political parties relevant to respective election seasons.
Social 
may 2013
O*Net Online (Occupational Information Network)
"The O*NET database contains several hundred variables that represent descriptors of work and worker characteristics, including skill requirements.
Social 
may 2013
Paycheck to Paycheck
" In this revised and updated version of its online, interactive database Paycheck to Paycheck, the Center for Housing Policy presents wage information for more than 60 occupations and home prices and rents for nearly 200 metropolitan areas. Paycheck to Paycheck utilizes consistent measures of wages and housing costs ..."
Social 
may 2013
Point in Time Counts of the Homeless in North Carolina
Data collected by the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness and the North Carolina Interagency Council for Coordinating Homeless Programs using HUD forms, presented in pdf files for the state as a whole and individual Continua of Care (multi-county) regions. More recent counts include number of people shifted to permanent supportive housing, and reports include year to year comparisons.
Social 
may 2013
American National Election Studies
Provided are "...data on voting, public opinion, and political participation that serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists concerned with the theoretical and empirical foundations of mass politics in a democratic society.
Elections 
may 2013
Campaign Finance Reports and Data, from the Federal Election Commission
This database is searchable and also allows reading of the "financial disclosure reports from House, Senate and Presidential campaigns, Parties and PACs from 1993 to the present."
Elections 
may 2013
U.S. Presidential Elections, Election Central, from History Central
"We present both the popular and electoral votes in each election, as well as states won, issues in the election and turnout. We also provide a complete review of the 2004 election."
Elections 
may 2013
Census Redistricting Data, Bureau of Census
Links here are to relevant redistricting data, such as the 2000 Census redistricting data.
Elections 
may 2013
Voting and Registration
"Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics is collected for the nation in November of congressional and presidential election years in the Current Population Survey (CPS). Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected areas is listed below. Estimates and projections of voting-age population derived from administrative records and Census 2000 are also provided.
Elections 
may 2013
Campaigns and Elections Project, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
"The central goal of the Federal Elections Project is to mesh the 2000 U.S. federal election results at the precinct level with the demographic data from the 2000 U.S. Census.
Elections 
may 2013
Interactive U.S. Presidential Election Maps, 1789 to Present
"270towin.com is an interactive Electoral College map for 2012 and a history of Presidential elections in the United States. Since electoral votes are generally allocated on an "all or none" basis by state, the election of a U.S President is about winning the popular vote in enough states to achieve 270 electoral votes, a majority of the 538 that are available. It is not about getting the most overall popular votes, as we saw in the 2000 election, when the electoral vote winner (Bush) and the popular vote winner (Gore) were different."
Elections 
may 2013
Mayoral Election Results Database, United States Conference of Mayors
"Search for election data by city, state, party, year (1999 - present) or candidate name.
Elections 
may 2013
U.S. Elections, from Information Please
Electoral and popular vote tabulations are provided
Elections 
may 2013
National Association of State Election Directors
The links to individual state directors will usually lead to election data for that state.
Elections 
may 2013
North Carolina State Board of Elections
Includes voter registration, voter turnout, election results by county and precinct, campaign finance data
Elections 
may 2013
Log Into North Carolina (LINC)
"The most valuable Web resource for NC statistical data." Over 1300 data items, most are available for all 100 counties. Historical data and projections, 1960s to 2030. Interactive custom queries and preformatted county reports. Broad topic areas include: Population and Housing; Vital Statistics and Health; Social and Human Services; Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections; Environment, Recreation, and Resources; Energy and Utilities; Government; Employment and Income; Business and Industry; Agriculture; Transportation.
Population/Demographics 
may 2013
WDI Online
WDI Online is a major source for data on the global economy, offering statistics on over 550 development indicators from over 200 countries and 18 country groups, from 1960 to date. Population data include population by age, birth and death rate, fertility rate, life expectancy.
Population/Demographics 
may 2013
Population Database (United Nations Population Division)
"Based on United Nations data sources and publications, this database allows one to calculate and display past (back to 1950) and future (up to 2050) population statistics for all major regions of the world, the entire planet, and many specific countries. The data projections can be based on low, medium, high, and constant fertility assumption variants as well as all variants. Basic data variables include: total population, population density, urban and rural populations (including both number and percentages). Detailed variables include: age group/groupings, sex, sex ratios, median age, population change, population growth rate, crude birth rate, crude death rate, net reproduction rate, total fertility rate, life expectancy at birth by sex, net migration, net migration rate, sex ratio at birth, births, births by age group of mother, age-specific fertility rates, women aged 15-49, death by sex, infant mortality, mortality under the age of 5, dependency ratios, and population aged by various 5-year ranges. "
Population/Demographics 
may 2013
North Carolina State Demographics
County and municipality population estimates. County estimates are available by sex and white /non-white status
Population/Demographics 
may 2013
United Nations Common Database
"The UN Common Database gathers in one place over 300 statistical series of country and area data collected by the United Nations Statistics Division. Demographic data include population by age, sex, urban/rural; AIDS cases, births, deaths, fertility, life expectancy, marriage, migration. Data for 278 countries and areas total. Time series, projections."
Population/Demographics 
may 2013
Project Vote Smart
"As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings."
Elections 
may 2013
Atlas of U S Presidential Elections
"The Atlas is a free internet resource providing results of U.S. Presidential Elections to the world community. Data is collected from many official sources and presented here in one convenient location."
Elections 
may 2013
Social Policy Virtual Library
The International Social and Public Policy Reserach Information Gateway provides links to international, political, employment and income, and social program data. Data is linked by topic and by geography
Government  Economics  International 
may 2013
U.S. Congress Votes Database
"This site, washingtonpost.com's U.S. Congress Votes Database, is a deep database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). It lets you browse votes in a variety of ways -- both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress. Browse the database by drilling down to a particular Congress (e.g. 109th Congress) or particular member (e.g. 109th Congress senators).
Elections 
may 2013
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