March 23, 2018

Reference Resources Roundup (Curated Collection of Recently Published/Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

This selection of curated full text documents and other reference materials is updated daily with new materials. Please bookmark and visit again. All of these items are free to access and download. 

This roundup began on November 14, 2017. The previous two roundups featuring more than 200 reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed here. and here


State of Advertising Law in Europe (Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) (via European Audiovisual Observatory)
107 pages; PDF. 

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Automation in the UK (via UK House of Commons Library)
28 pages; PDF.


Economic Performance of Airline Industry/Year-End Forecast (via International Air Transport Association)
Report (PDF) ||| Slides |||| Tables


Brexit Reading List: Negotiations and Future Relations (via House of Parliament Library)


National Do Not Call Registry Data Book FY 2017 (via FTC)
62 pages; PDF. ||| Data Files (.zip)  ||| HTML Version

Do Not Call Registry (Biennial Report to Congress; via FTC)
13 pages; PDF.

Statistics Available on Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises (via BEA/DOC)

Campaign Finance

Social Media, Money, and Politics: Campaign Finance in the 2016 US Congressional Cycle
Research Paper From Oxford Internet Institute and Turing Institute; via arXiv)

Climate/Climate Change

Arctic Report Card (12th Annual): Arctic Saw 2nd Warmest Year, Smallest Winter Sea Ice Coverage on Record in 2017 (via NOAA)
News Release/Highlights ||| Direct to 2017 Arctic Report Card ||| Direct to Full Text Report (95 pages; PDF)

National: State of the Climate Report  (October 2017; via NCEI)


Alien Incarceration Report Fiscal Year 2017, Quarter 4  (via DHS)

Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States (via National Institute of Justice)
46 pages; PDF.

Criminal Victimization, 2016 (via BJS)
24 pages; PDF.

Federal Weapons Prosecutions (U.S.) Rise for Third Consecutive Year (via TRAC)

Police-Reported Hate Crime in Canada, 2016
via Statistics Canada

Homicide in Canada, 2016 ||| Direct to Full Text Article, Charts (24 pages;  PDF)
via Statistics Canada

How Illegal Drugs Sustain Organised Crime in the EU (via Europol)
16 pages; PDF.

Jails in Indian Country, 2016 (via BJS) ||| Data File (.zip)
21 pages; PDF.


Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2016: The Numbers and Trends (via Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters)

Global Catastrophe Recap  (via AON)
November 2017 (17 pages; PDF)

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science (via Elsevier)


International Commercial Drone Regulation and Drone Delivery Services (via Rand)
47 pages; PDF.


Drug Industry: Profits, Research and Development Spending, and Merger and Acquisition Deals (via GAO)

Notable LiceNotable Deals in the Biopharma Industry in Q3 2017 (via Clarivate)

Overdose Reporting Requirements: Fact Sheet (State by State)(via Network for Public Health Law/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
10 pages; PDF.

Report: The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis (via Council of Economic Advisers)
14 pages; PDF.


Adobe Data Shows Cyber Monday Is Largest Online Sales Day in History with $6.59 Billion (via Adobe)

Cyber Monday Sees $3.4 Billion in Desktop Online Sales to Rank as Top U.S. Online Spending Day in History (via comScore)


Citizens’ Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) FY 2017 (via UTreasury Department)

OECD Science, Technology And Industry Scoreboard 2017: The Digital Transformation (via OECD)

With some 200 indicators, the 2017 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work and live. It aims to help governments design more effective science, innovation and industry policies in the fast-changing digital era.

Direct to Full Text (Read Online or Download PDF) ||| Direct to Country Reports and Interactive Charts

Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit (via Center for Microeconomic Data/Federal Reserve of NY


Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment (via NCES)
2 pages; PDF.

Doctorate Recipient from U.S. Universities: 2016 (via NSF)

The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America (via American Academy of Arts & Sciences)
112 pages; PDF.

Girls Better than Boys at Working Together to Solve Problems (via OCED PISA Global Education Survey)
News Release ||| Summary ||| Report + Charts (Read Online) |||
PDF Report ||| Additional Resources and Infographics |||
Data Brief (U.S. ONLY) Collaborative Problem Solving Skills of 15-Year-Olds: Results From PISA 2015 (via NCES)


Canadian Postsecondary Enrolments And Graduates, 2015/2016 (via Statistics Canada)

Education in Canada: Key Results from the 2016 Census (via Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version

Number and Salaries of Full-Time Teaching Staff at Canadian Universities, 2016-2017  (via Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version


Employment in the U.S. Brewing Industry (via BLS)

Glassdoor Releases 2018 Best Places to Work List

Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017: Paths to a Better Working Future (via International Labour Organization)

Ranked: Countries by Growth in Female Students Enrolled in Higher Education (Euromonitor)

Trends Among Native- And Foreign-Origin Workers In U.S. Computer Industries (via BLS)


Annual Coal Distribution Report 2016 (via EIA)
Highlights also available.

Energy Efficiency Indicators (via International Energy Agency)
15o pages; PDF.

Renewable energy in Europe – 2017 Update: Recent growth and knock-on effects (via European Environment Agency) ||| Interactive Data Viewer

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Energy Infrastructure Update (via October 2017)
7 pages; PDF.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues 2017 Report on Enforcement
Direct to Full Text Report (65 pages; PDF) ||| Presentation Doc (2 pages; PDF)

FTC Issues Annual Report On Ethanol Market Concentration 2017

Executive Summary: World Energy Outlook 2017 (via International Energy Administration)
PDF Version ||| Presentation Slides (PDF)

New Interior Department Survey Shows ​HUGE Increase in Recoverable Energy Resources in Federal, State and ​Native Lands and Waters in Alaska
USGS News Release ||| Dept. of Interior News Release ||| Primary Doc


Analysis: Demographic Outlook in the European Union 2017
36 pages; PDF. December 2017.

Size of Political Groups in the European Parliament (EPRS)
December 2017 update.


2017 America’s Families and Living Arrangements Published by U.S. Census


Food Security Aid Map (via InterAction)


Internet Firearm Sales: ATF Enforcement Efforts and Outcomes of GAO Covert Testing (via GAO)


America’s Health Rankings 2017 Annual Report (28th Annual: via United Health Foundation)

Canada: Health Indicators (#4, November 2017)

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999–2016 (via NCHS/CDC)

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January–June 2017 National Health Interview Survey (via NCHS/CDC)

Europe: State of Health in the EU (via European Commission)
Multiple resources including profiles for 28 nations.

Monitoring the Future Report 2017 (via NIDA/NIH)
“2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide, reported today by the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health,”

Mortality in the United States, 2016 (via NCHS/CDC)

National Survey of Young Adults on HIV/AIDS (via Kaiser Family Foundation)
Summary ||| Direct to Full Text (11 pages; PDF) ||| Charts and Other Resources

QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 4–17 Years Who Had Ever Had Varicella (Chickenpox), by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2016 (via MMWR/CDC)

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20–64 Years With a Fasting Test in the Past 12 Months for High Blood Sugar or Diabetes, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2011 and 2016 (via MMWR/CDC)

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Any Hearing Loss, by State —National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016

State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, September 30, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Suicide Rate is Up 1.8 Percent According to Most Recent CDC Data (Year 2016) (via American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) ||| Updated Statistics Page (AFSP) ||| State Fact Sheets

Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report (via WHO/World Bank Group)

UNICEF Statistical Update on Children and AIDS 2017
4 pages; PDF.

Health Care/Health Insurance

CBO’s Record of Projecting Subsidies for Health Insurance Under the
Affordable Care Act: 2014 to 2016
14 pages; PDF.

An Overview of CBO’s Estimates of Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance for People Under Age 65: 2017 to 2027

Making Medicines Affordable:A National Imperative (via National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Humanitarian Issues 

2017 Africa Report on Internal Displacement

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
PDF version (56 pages).

INFORM Global Risk Index 2018: The Risk Of Humanitarian Crises And Disasters (via INFORM; Collaborative Project From the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the European Commission)
22 pages; PDF ||| Additional Data/Country Reports

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017: Major Trends In The Nature, Causes And Drivers Of Humanitarian Crises (via United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
Report Web Site (Including Past Reports)] ||| Full Text Report 2017 (Interactive) ||| Full Text Report 2017 (PDF) ||| Downloadable Dataset ||| Downloadable Visuals


IRS Criminal Investigation 2017 Annual Report
116 pages; PDF.


Asylum Outcome Continues to Depend on the Judge Assigned (via TRAC)

A Primer on U.S. Immigration Policy (via Congressional Research Service)
21 pages; PDF. ||| Report in Other Formats (HTML and EPUB)

Information/Information Technology

Statistics: Measuring the Information Society Report 2017 Vol. 1 (via ITU)
“This annual report presents a global and regional overview of the latest developments regarding information and communication technologies (ICTs), based on internationally comparable data and agreed methodologies.”


UK: Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Annual Report 2016–2017
123 pages; PDF.


Landmine Monitor 2017 (19th Annual Report)(via Intl. Campaign to Ban Landmines
County and area profiles available here.


Consumer Credit Lawsuits Surpass 10,000 in FY 2017 (via TRAC)

Criminal Immigration Prosecutions Down 14% in FY 2017 (via TRAC)

U.S. Dept.Prosecutions for September 2017 (via TRAC)


30 Countries with Digital TV Household Penetration Rates over 100% in 2017 (via Euromonitor)

Canada: Newspaper Publishers, 2016 (via Statistics Canada)

Americans and Video: “I Stream, You Stream: Winning in a Video World” (via PwC)
Market Research. “We conducted extensive research to learn more about what consumers want from the growing number of video-consumption options.”

Parks Associates Announces 2017 Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Video Services

Slowing Down the Presses: The Relationship Between Net Neutrality and Local News (via Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School)
38 pages; PDF.

Tivo: Q3 2017 Online Video and Pay-TV Trends Report


2018 World Migration Report (via International Organization for Migration (IOM))
PDF version also available (200 pages).

International Migration in the Americas (via OAS and OECD)
256 pages; PDF.

International Migration Policies (via United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division)
36 pages; PDF.

Migrant Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Evidence from the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration Route (via International Organization for Migration (IOM))
94 pages; PDF.

Populations Facts: The World Counted 258 Million International Migrants In 2017, Representing 3.4 Per Cent Of Global Population (via UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division)
4 pages; PDF.

Recent Migration Flows to the EU (Infographic: via European Parliament Research Service)
4 pages; PDF.


Analysis of the Long-Term Costs of the Administration’s Goals for the Military (via CBO)
16 pages; PDF.

Global Arms Industry: First Rise oi Arms Sales Since 2010 (via SIPRI)

Mapping the Development of Autonomy in Weapon System (via SIPRI)


Research on the Impact of Technology on Policing Strategy in the 21st Century (via National Criminal Justice Reference Service/National Institute of Justice/DOJ)
120 pages; PDF.


U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS): Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive PII
Privacy Policy Directive (047-01-007, Revision 3)
20 pages; PDF.

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS): Privacy Incident Handling Guidance (via DHS)
53 pages; PDF. Privacy Policy Directive 047-01-008


Survey of State Government Research and Development Fiscal Year 2016 (via NSF)
Data Tables also available.

Real Estate/Housing

America’s Rental Housing 2017 (via Harvard Joint Center For Housing Studies Of Harvard University) ||| Report and downloadable data.

Most Expensive Neighborhoods in New York City (via PropertyShark)

Most Expensive Zip Codes in Chicago 2017 (via PropertyShark)

Top 100 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the United States (Based on Home Sale Prices) (via PropertyShark)

U.S. Census Releases New Data About Moving and Movers


The Russian Way of Warfare: A Primer (via RAND)
15 pages; PDF.

Russia 2017 (via UK House of Commons Library)
20 pages; PDF.


2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada (via Public Safety Canada)
27 pages; PDF. ||| HTML Version Also Available

American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks, 1995 – 2016 (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
1 page; PDF.

Countering Terrorist Narratives (via Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament)
58 pages; PDF. Note: Report was written by members of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

The Fate of the Perpetrator in the Jihadist Modus Operandi: Suicide Attacks and Non-Suicide Attacks in the West, 2004-2017 (via ICCT)
34 pages; PDF.

Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
4 pages; PDF.

Global Terrorism Index 2017 (via Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP))
Interactive Version ||| Full Text PDF Version (120 pages) ||| Summary PDF Version (4 pages) available.

Ideological Motivations of Terrorism in the United States, 1970–2016 (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
6 pages; PDF.

Jihadist Terrorist Plots in the United States ((via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
4 pages; PDF.

Spatial Analysis of U.S. Terrorism Incidents (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
4 pages; PDF. 

The Origins of America’s Jihadist (via RAND)

U.S. Supreme Court

Oral Argument Transcript: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm

Carpenter v. United States


U.S. Government Global Water Strategy 2017 (U.S. Dept. of State and USAID)
Direct to Full Text (70 pages; PDF) ||| Direct to Summary


Global Wealth Report 2017 (Credit Suisse) ||| Data File (xls)
68 pages; PDF.
Summary/KeyFindings:  “Global Wealth 27% Higher Than a Decade Ago, Led by Further US Gains”


2017 Atlantic Hurricane Year-End Summary (via WMO)


How’s Life? 2017: Measuring Well-Being (via OECD)

How’s Life? 2017 charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the latest evidence from 50 indicators, covering both current well-being outcomes and resources for future well-being, and including changes since 2005.


Women in the Workplace: A Databook (via BLS)
207 pages; PDF.
CHARTS: A Look At Women’s Education and Earnings Since the 1970s  (via BLS)


Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2016
“Total of 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2016, highest since 2008″
HTML ||| PDF ||| Charts

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