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Statistical Abstract of the United States

This resource has statistics on many topics, population, education, divorce, income, and much more.  When you use the online version, you can download the tables as either pdf files or in Excel format.  The library also has the print version at the reference desk.

United States Census

This is the most extensive source of statistacal information about the United States.  It has information from the decennial census as well as a variety of surveys done at other times.  You can find information for an area as broad as the who country or as small as a block area within a census tract.


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Crime and Arrest Statistics

Crime statistics produced by the Sheriff's department.  Statistics available back to 1996.  Statistics are broken down by gender and by adult and juvenile.  Statistics are available for each Sheriff's station.

Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics - Multiple Years through 2012

These statistics are compiled by the Federal Bureau of  Investigation (FBI - Part of the U.S. Department of Justice) you can compare crime rates in various states over a number of years.

Uniform Crime Reports - 2015

These statistics are also compiled by the FBI.  On this page you can get the most recent statistics for individual states and cities with a population of at least 100,000.

National Incident-Based Reporting System

Yet another set of tables presented by the FBI.  These tables will give you statistics about crime victims, offenders, arrestees, and more.

Searching the Web for statistics

As always, you want to be cautious when using information that you find on the open web.  It is most often a good idea to limit your search to the .gov domain which will bring you statistics exclusively from government web sites.  For example, do a Google search on hate crimes statistics .gov  or unemployment statistics .gov

Cost of Living Wizard

The cost of living is different in different parts of the United States,  If you are considering moving to another part of the country, this calculator will help you to figure out how much you will need to make to maintain the same lifestyle you enjoy now. 


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