January 20, 2022

Reference: A Roundup of New Research and Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web (January 2017)

January 2017 Roundup
February 2017 Roundup Coming Soon

In the News Today

Data in New Wallchart Show Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries (via PRB)

OECD Releases Updated Data: Mobile Broadband Penetration At 95% in OECD Area
Includes chart and data file.

Open Source Yearbook 2016 (via OpenSource.com)

The United Kingdom’s Exit From and New Partnership with the European Union (UK Government)
New white paper from UK government released on Feb. 2, 2017.

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law (WDR 17) (via World Bank)
Summary, Full Text, etc. Also available, 11 charts from report.

World’s Muslim Population More Widespread Than You Might Think (via Pew Research)

Chart:  State and Local Sales Tax Rates in 2017 (via Tax Foundation)

Veterans in Rural America (Data Brief via U.S. Census)
22 pages; PDF.

BLS Releases 2016 U.S. Union Membership Data (via Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Complete Official Statement: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Moves Doomsday Clock Forward 30 Seconds, Now at 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight
18 pages; PDF.

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2017 (via National Science Foundation)
Includes downloadable data files.


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Comes of Age (via The Aspen Institute)
65 pages; PDF.
Includes section on journalism.


Common Procedure for Asylum [in EU Countries] (via EPRS)
10 pages; PDF.


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Releases Preliminary 2016 Passenger Traffic, Cargo, and Airline Profitability Data

OAG 2016 Punctuality Report: On-Time Performance Results For Airlines and Airports
14 pages; PDF.


PWC Releases Results From 20th Annual CEO Survey ||| Direct to Data


Full Text Transcript of Speech by UK Prime Minister, Teresa May: “The Government’s Negotiating Objectives For Exiting The EU”
Jan. 17, 2017.

Leaving the European Union: The Single Market, the Rights of EU Citizens in the UK and the UK’s Future Economic Requirements (via UK House of Lords Library)
19 pages; PDF.


Do Postsecondary Graduates Land High-skilled Jobs? (via Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version (58 pages)


China Agricultural Biotechnology Annual (GAIN/USDA Foreign Agriculture Service)
24 pages; PDF.

China’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy: January 2017 Analysis (via UK House of Commons Library)
18 pages; PDF.


2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report (via AON)
75 pages; PDF.

2016 Officially Warmest Year on Record (Report and Data via NOAA)

El Niño Ready Nations and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) (via NOAA)


December 2016 CrisisWatch (via International Crisis Group) ||| PDF version also available via ReliefWeb

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.


U.S. Policy Changes Increased Engagement with Private Sector, but Agency Information Collection Is Limited (via GAO)
Includes U.S.-Cuba relationship timeline and other charts.


Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report ||| Infographic
11o pages; PDF.


Europe: Guidelines on the Protection Of Individuals With Regard to the Processing of Personal Data in a World Of Big Data (Council of Europe)


Democracy Index: 2016 Revenge of the “Deplorables” (via Economist Intelligence Unit)


Official Development Assistance (ODA) Reached A Record $131.4 Billion In 2015, A Rise Of 6.6 Percent In Real Terms From 2014 (via Alert.org/Reuters Foundation)
||| Direct to Official Data Resources (via OECD)


World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update, January 2017 (via IMF)
PDF version also available.


About One-Fifth of Adults Globally Have No Formal Schooling (via Pew Research)
Includes map.


Japan Country Analysis Brief (via EIA)


UK Trends in Infectious Disease (via UK House of Commons Library)
5 pages; PDF.


Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2017 (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University)
37 pages; PDF.

“Journalism That Stands Apart” (via The NY Times)”
A report from The NY Times 2020 Group.


Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes Jurisdiction (via Global Legal Research Center/Law Library of Congress)
30 pages; PDF.

Japan: 2016 Criminal Justice System Reform (via Global Legal Research Center/Law Library of Congress)

North Korea

Report on Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea (via U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)


IOM Releases Preliminary Data on Migrant or Refugee Deaths Worldwide in 2016 (via Intl. Org. For Migration) ||| Expanded Data


Global Opportunity Report 2017 (via DNV GL, UN Global Compact, Sustania)
Web Version ||| PDF Version (134 pages)

The Global Risks Report 2017: 12th Edition (via World Economic Forum)
78 pages; PDF.

Shark Attacks

Global Shark Attacks Drop to Recent Average in 2016 (Summary) ||| Direct to Complete Report (via U. of Florida Shark Attack File)


Syria Situation Report: December 22, 2016 – January 19, 2017 (via Institute for the Study of War)
Part 1 ||| Part 2

Syria Situation Report: January 19 – 26, 2017 (via Institute for the Study of War)


Across the Universe? A Comparative Analysis of Violent Behavior and Radicalization Across Three Offender Types with Implications for Criminal Justice Training and Education (via National Institute of Justice)
122 pages; PDF.

Background Report: Criminal Justice & Military Deaths at the Hands of Extremists (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
7 pages; PDF.

Suicide Bombings in 2016: The Highest Number of Fatalities (via CSS/INSS)

Terrorist Assassinations by Region, Target  (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))


Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 (via Euromonitor)

Science and Technology

Key Issues For Digital Transformation in the G20 (via OECD; 165 pages; PDF)

OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016  (via OECD)


Global Wealth Databook 2016 (via Credit Suisse)
158 pages; PDF.



2016 National 911 Progress Report (via NHTSA/DOT) 
168 pages; PDF.


Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) High-Risk List 2017
68 pages; PDF.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) 34th Quarterly Report to Congress
269 pages; PDF.


Bankruptcy Filings Fall 5.9%, Reach Lowest Level Since 2006 (via Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)


Federal Spending in California (via California Legislative Analyst’s Office)


Beyond the Data: 2016 Year in Review (via NOAA/Climate.gov)


Cybersecurity Risk Reduction (New White Paper from FCC)
56 pages; PDF.


State of the Practice on Data Access, Sharing, and Integration (via U.S. Dept. of Transportation)
123 pages; PDF.

Death Penalty

The Death Penalty in 2016: Year End Report Another Record Decline In Death Penalty Use (via Death Penalty Information Center)
19 pages; PDF.

Department of Homeland Security

DHS Lacks Oversight of Component Use of Force (Redacted)(via DHS Office of Inspector General)


Post-Election Survey ff Youth  (2016 Elecction; via HRC)

Election Integrity: A Pro-voter Agenda (via Brennan Center)
48 pages; PDF.


Annual Energy Outlook 2017 with projections to 2050 (via EIA)
64 pages; PDF.
See Also: Data Tables (.xls) 1 (Projections) ||| 2 (Reference)
See Also: Online/Interactive Data Table Viewer
See Also: Annual Energy Outlook Homepage (Including Previous Editions)

Health and Healthcare

Annual Report Examines State of College Student Mental Heath (via Center for Collegiate Mental Health, Penn St. University)
Highlights ||| Direct to Full Text (pages; PDF)

Association of Marital Status and Offers of Employer-based Health Insurance for Employed Women Aged 27–64: United States, 2014–2015 (via NCHS)

Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost Sharing Policies as of January 2017: Findings from a 50-State Survey (via KFF)

…eighth annual report describes more than 150,000 students seeking mental health treatment at over 400 colleges and universities.

Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin,* by Selected Age Groups — United States, 2006–2015 (QuickStats: via CDC)

Sharp Reduction in Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents (via Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2011–2014 (via NCHS)

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011–2014 (via NCHS)

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low (via Guttmacher Institute)
Summary ||| Direct to Full Text Article (PDF) ||| AP Report


Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies’ (JCHS) Releases Updated Household Projections, 2015-2035
Blog Post ||| Working Paper (37 pages; PDF)
||| Dataset (.xlsx)

Information Technology

New Data From Pew Research: “Record Shares of Americans Now Own Smartphones, Have Home Broadband”


Improving the Intelligence Community’s Declassification Process and the Community’s Support to the National Declassification Center (via Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

Fact Sheet on E.O. 12333 Raw SIGINT Availability Procedures (via ODNI)


A Market Survey on Body Worn Camera Technologies (Funded by NIJ; Prepared by Johns Hopkins U. Advanced Physics Lab)

Primer of Body Worn Cameras (Funded by NIJ; Prepared by Johns Hopkins U. Advanced Physics Lab)


STEM Occupations: Past, Present, And Future (via Bureau of Labor Statistics)
35 pages; PDF.

Data/Chart/Table: Unemployment Rate and Employment-Population Ratio Vary By Race and Ethnicity (via Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Data/Chart/Table: Logging Workers had Highest Rate of Fatal Work Injuries in 2015 (via Bureau of Labor Statistics)


United Van Lines’ 40th Annual National Movers Study
Data file also available.

Real Estate

New-Home Sales Up for Fifth Straight Year (via CoreLogic)

Research and Development

Survey of State Government Research and Development: FYs 2014 and 2015 (via NSF)
PDF version also available.


Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy (via National Academy Press)


Chart: State Gasoline Tax Rates in 2017 (via Tax Foundation)


“Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) (via START)
“Final Report to the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs”
110 pages; PDF.
Note: Underlying dataset used in EADR report report available here. 


2015 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions & Performance (Federal Highway Administration)
Full Text, Report by Chapter, Executive Summary

Beyond Traffic 2045 (via US Dept. of Transportation)

National Public Transportation Safety Plan (via Federal Transit Administration)
61 pages; PDF, ver 1.0.

Pocket Guide to Transportation (via BTS)
71 pages; PDF.
NOTE: New: App Version of Report Available for Android and iOS.

Port Performance Data For U.S. Ports (via BTS)
167 pages; PDF.

Transportation Economic Trends (via BTS)
102 Pages; PDF.

U.S. Congress

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 115th Congress (via Pew Research)

U.S. Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roberts Issues 2016 Year-End Report (via SCOTUS)
14 pages; PDF.

Vital Statistics

Births: Final Data for 2015, NVSR Vol. 66, No. 1 (via CDC; 70 pages; PDF)

Voting Laws

Voting Laws Roundup 2017 Preview (via Brennan Center, New York School of Law)


See Also: infoDOCKET’S December 2016 Roundup of New Reference, Research, and Data Materials

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.