May 25, 2022

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #12 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)



This selection of curated, full text documents and other reference material is updated daily with new entries. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the linked items are free to access and download.

This roundup began on April 19, 2019.


Eleven (previously posted) curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed online.

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May 28, 2019

Darkening Horizons: Global Violent Deaths Scenarios, 2018–30 (via Small Arms Survey)
12 pages; PDF.

Discretionary Detention by the Numbers (via ACLU)

Education Suffered Over 14,000 Armed Attacks in Last 5 Years (via Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA))

Explosive Violence Monitor 2018 (via Action on Armed Violence)
23 pages; PDF.

Foreign-Born Workers With A Bachelor’s Degree and Higher Earned More Than Native Born in 2018 (via BLS)

Global Childhood Report 2019 (via Save the Children)
68 pages; PDF.

New Data Confirm Political Violence Targeting Women is on the Rise (ACLED/U. of Texas)

Periodic Table: It’s More than Just Chemistry and Physics (via NIST)

Study: Self-Employed Canadians: Who and Why? (via Statistics Canada)

May 27, 2019

2018 Annual Report And Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (via U.S. Sentencing Commission)

New China Tariffs Increase Costs to U.S. Households (Liberty Street Economic/Federal Reserve of New York)

Hispanic Media Today: Serving Bilingual and Bicultural Audiences in the Digital Age (via Democracy Fund)
64 pages; PDF.

May 26, 2019

Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection and Elections (via EPRS)
2 pages; PDF.

Comparison of the Electric Car Market in China and the United States (via ICCT)
13 pages; PDF.

May 25, 2019

Addressing Problematic Opioid Use in OECD Countries (via OECD)
Summary/News Release ||| Key Findings ||| Full Text Report (Read Online)

Escalating Tariffs: Timeline (Congressional Research Service via

Social Media Monitoring (via Brennan Center)
58 pages; PDF.

May 24, 2019

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook (via NOAA)

Defense Primer: Acquiring Specialty Metals, Rare Earth Magnets, and Tungsten (via Congressional Research Service)

How Does Facebook Measure Fake Accounts? and Measuring Prevalence of Violating Content on Facebook (via Facebook Newsroom)

U.S.-Iran Tensions Escalate (via Congressional Research Service)

May 23, 2019

Education Policy: Resources for Congressional Staff (Congressional Research Service via EveryCRS)

Governing Transport in the Algorithmic Age (via International Transport Forum)
84 pages; PDF.

International Transport Forum (ITF) Transport Outlook 2019
253 pages; PDF.

Rates of Injury from Sports, Recreation, and Leisure Activities Among Children and Adolescents Aged 1–17 Years, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015–2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018 (Federal Reserve Board)
News Release ||| Full Text Report ||| Supplemental Appendix ||| Video

May 22, 2019

The Economic Effects of the 2017 Tax Revision: Preliminary Observations (via EveryCRSReport)

Digital Media: The Infinite Dial Canada 2019
46 pages; PDF.

Government Artificial Intelligence Readiness Index 2019 (via Oxford Insights)
PDF version also available.

The Rights of LGBTI People in the European Union (via EPRS)
11 pages; PDF.

Rising Share of Undergraduates Are From Poor Families, Especially at Less Selective Colleges (via Pew Research)

Understanding the Role of Gender in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization That Lead to Terrorism (via OSCE)
142 pages; PDF.

May 21, 2019

Ahead of the European Parliamentary Elections: “Junk News ‘Not Prevalent’ On Twitter, But More Likely to be Shared and Liked on Facebook, Finds Unique Multilingual Study” (via Oxford Internet Institute)

Ecuador: An Overview (via Congressional Research Service)
3 pages; PDF.

Gender-Based Violence: A Closer Look At The Numbers (via OCHA/UN)

House Rules Changes Affecting Committee Procedure in the 116th Congress (2019-2020) (via Congressional Research Service)
14 pages; PDF.

Insufficient Practices for Managing Known Security Weaknesses and
System Settings Weaken EPA’s Ability to Combat Cyber Threats (OIG/EPA)
24 pages; PDF.

NTIA Data Show Shift to Streaming Video as Consumers Drop Pay-TV (via NTIA)

The TSA Workforce Crisis: A Homeland Security Risk (Testimony by Acting OIG/DHS Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security Committee on Homeland Security U.S. House of Representatives)
12 pages; PDF.

May 20, 2019

Caliphate Soldiers and Lone Actors: What to Make of IS Claims For Attacks in the West 2016-2018 (via ICCT and Europol)
32 pages; PDF.

Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends 2019 (via National Assoc. of Realtors)
25 pages; PDF.

Malaria Surveillance — United States, 2016 (via MMWR/CDC)
PDF version also available.

May 20, 2019: Official Launch Date of Revised SI (International System of Units)(via

May 19, 2019

Cuba: Trump Administration Expands Sanctions (via Congressional Research Service)
3 pages; PDF.

Disaster Displacement A Global Review, 2008-2018 (via International Displacement Center)
56 pages; PDF.

May 18, 2019

‘The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women (via International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)/Kings College, London)
32 pages; PDF.

May 17, 2019

Are Robots Sexist? UN Report Shows Gender Bias in Talking Digital Tech (via

Births (USA): Provisional Data for 2018 (via NCHS)
25 pages; PDF.

May 16, 2019

CRS Report: Marijuana Use and Highway Safety
via EveryCRS.

EPA OIG Issues Report on Former EPA Administrator’s Travel
84 pages; PDF.

iPhone US Installed Base Continues to Plateau Estimated: 39 Million iPhones Sold Worldwide in Quarter
2 pages; PDF.

The Little Data Book on Gender 2019 (via World Bank/World Development Indicators)
248 pages; PDF.

News in a Digital Age: Comparing the Presentation of News Information over Time and Across Media Platforms (via RAND)
244 pages; PDF. ||| Highlights

May 15, 2019

100 Best Corporate Citizens, 2019 (20th Annual List) (via Corporate Responsibility Magazine)
Introductory Post ||| Direct to Complete List (7 pages; PDF)

2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies

Better Than We Thought: Comparing Publicly Available Datasets on College Students’ Income Distribution (via Ithaka S+R)

Glassdoor: 25 Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs and 25 Highest Paying Internship

Spam and Phishing in Q1 2019 (via Securelist)

May 14, 2019

2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (Via U.S. Sentencing Commission)

Explosive Violence in April 2019 (via Action on Armed Violence (AOAV))

Household Debt Climbs for 19th Consecutive Quarter (via Fed. Reserve of NY)
Report: Q1 2019 ||| Blog Post ||| News Release

Misdemeanor Sentencing Trends (via NCSL)

Attorney General Rules that Unlawful Entrants Generally Must Remain Detained While Asylum Claims Are Considered (via Congressional Research Service)
6 pages; PDF.

Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2016 (via NSF)

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2018 (via Council of the European Union)
108 pages; PDF.

How Much Fentanyl is Available on the Darknet? (via Australian Gov/Australian Institute of Criminology)
6 pages; PDF.

Top 25 Cities For Small Business Growth in 2019 (via Biz2Credit)
Report (15 pages; PDF) ||| Infographic ||| Article (via Crain’s NYC Biz)

University Professors: Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2018–19 (via AAUP) ||| Data Appendices
29 pages; PDF.

May 12, 2019

Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Legal Authorities (via DHS)

Spotlight on Mississippi: Best Practices and Next Steps in the Opioid Epidemic (via AMA) & Spotlight on North Carolina: Best Practices and Next Steps in the Opioid Epidemic (via AMA)

What’s a Sanctuary Policy? FAQ on Federal, State and Local Action on Immigration Enforcement (via National Conference of State Legislators)

May 11, 2019

Data Protection and Privacy Law: An Introduction (via Congressional Research Service)

Early Findings: Review of State and Local Government Ransomware Attacks (via Recorded Future)

United States Government Global Health Security Strategy 2019 (via White House)

May 10, 2019

Federal Research and Development (R&D) Funding: FY2020 (via Congressional Research Service)

FAA Plans To Modernize Its Outdated Civil Aviation Registry Systems, but Key Decisions and Challenges Remain (via Inspector General/U.S. Dept. of Transportation)
29 pages; PDF.

Quick Stats: Age-Adjusted Percentages of Persons of All Ages Who Delayed Seeking Medical Care in the Past 12 Months Because of Worry About Cost, by U.S. Census Region of Residence — National Health Interview Survey, 2012 and 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

North American Seasonal Fire Assessment and Outlook June-July, 2019 (via NIFC)
5 pages; PDF.

Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975–2017 (via CATO Institute)
68 pages; PDF.

May 9, 2019

Adult and Youth Correctional Statistics in Canada, 2017/2018 (via Statistics Canada)
26 pages; PDF.

Analysis of the President’s 2020 Budget (via CBO)
20 pages; PDF.

Data and Insights from 14th Twitter Transparency Report (via Twitter)

FCC Releases Report on Communication Impacts of Hurricane Michael
26 pages; PDF.

Food Outlook: Biannual Report on Global Food Markets (via FAO)
164 pages; PDF.

Global Catastrophe Recap, April 2019 (via Aon)
12 pages; PDF.

GW Extremism Tracker: Terrorism in the United States (via George Washington University Program on Extremism)

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2018 (via NCHS)

Informed Influencers and Powerful Purchasers: The Asian American Consumer Journey (via Nielsen)
44 pages; PDF.

IRS Needs to Improve Oversight of Third Party Cybersecurity Practices (via GAO)
62 pages; PDF.

Measles Vaccine Coverage at 85% Globally (via World Bank/WHO)

Most (and Least) Affordable Metros for a Baby’s First Year, Including the Cost of Upgrading From Two to Three Bedrooms (via Redfin)

Pay Models for Online News in the US and Europe: 2019 Update (via Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, U. of Oxford)
Summary/News Release (with Charts) (4 pages; PDF) ||| Full Text Report (16 pages; PDF) 

Terrorism, Violent Extremism, and the Internet: Free Speech Considerations (via Congressional Research Service)
42 pages; PDF.

May 8, 2019

2019 Best & Worst States for Business (via Chief Executive)
||| Overview Article

2019 National Health Security Preparedness Index (via Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Summary/News Release ||| Key Findings (19 pages; PDF) ||| FAQs
||| Archives ||| Methodology ||| Data File (.xls) |||  Additional Resources

Backgrounder/Resources: Challenges Facing Rural Communities (via NCSL)

Data Brief: Where the Nation’s Foreign-Born Live Has Changed Over Time (via U.S. Census)

DiversityInc’s 2019 Top 50 List of Companies for Diversity

Global Alcohol Exposure Between 1990 and 2017 and Forecasts Until 2030: A Modelling Study (via The Lancet, Abstract Only)

National Science Foundation Releases Updated Science and Engineering State Profiles (Spring 2019 Update)

Prescription Drug Use in the United States, 2015–2016 (via NCHS)

Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report
Direct to Full Text and Executive Summary ||| Highlights/News Release

Weapon Systems Annual Assessment (via GAO)
229 pages; PDF.

Wireless Census Report (via JISC)
39 pages; PDF.; “A snapshot of wireless networking in the UK”

May 7, 2019

Fewer Employment Lawsuits Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Canada: Study: Representation of Women on Boards of Directors, 2016 (via Statistics Canada

Climate Change Update 2019 (via Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme)
12 pages; PDF.

Europe’s Most Innovative Universities In 2019 (via WEF)
See Also: Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities 2019

Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook (via Urban Institute)

Operation Inherent Resolve Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress (Jan 1, 2019-March 31, 2019)
134 pages; PDF.

May 6, 2019

Fast Facts and Stats About the European Union

Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’ Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’; 1,000,000 Species Threatened With Extinction (Most Comprehensive Assessment of its Kind)

Parental Mortality is Linked to a Variety of Socio-economic and Demographic Factors (via U.S. Census)

May 4, 2019

How China Operates on University Campuses (Infographic; via American Association of Universities/National Counterintelligence and Security Center)

San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas (via San Francisco Estuary Institute)
262 pages; PDF.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Strategy 2020–2025 (Infographic; via CBP)

May 3, 2019

Master Government List of Federally Funded R&D Centers (via NSF)

Percentage of Employed Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Any Work-Loss Days Because of Illness or Injury in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Top 5 Commercial Property Owners in Manhattan (via Crain’s New York Business)

United States Border Patrol Sector Profile – Fiscal Year 2018 (Oct. 1st through Sept. 30th)

U.S. Department of Defense: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2019 (Annual Report to Congress)

May 2, 2019

Antisemitism Worldwide 2018 Report (via Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry/Tel Aviv University
Summary/News Release ||| Direct to Full Text Report (148 pages; PDF)


ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents (2018) ||| Direct to Full Text Report Direct to Full Text Report (PDF) ||| Direct to H.E.A.T Map (Interactive)

California: Improving California’s Prison Inmate Classification System (Legislative Analysts Office, State of California)

Canada: National Cannabis Survey, First Quarter 2019 (via Statistics Canada)

DHS Privacy FOIA Logs (March 2019)

Dockless Electric Scooter-Related Injuries Study (via City of Austin Public Health) ||| Scooter Injury Report Released

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2019 to 2029

Trends in Deficiencies at Nursing Homes Show That Improvements are Needed to Ensure the Health and Safety of Residents (Data Brief; via HHS)
23 pages; PDF.

Updated: U.S. Federal Budget Projections: 2019 to 2029 (via CBO)

May 1, 2019

Beyond The Ballot: How The Kremlin Works to Undermine The U.S. Justice System (via CSIS)
54 pages; PDF.

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System (via Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/DOJ)
24 pages; PDF.

National Education Association (NEA) Ranking of the States 2018 and Estimates of School Statistics 2019 ||| Interactive Map

New Infographics From Statistics Canada:
+ Family Matters: Being Married or Common-Law in Canada
+ Family Matters: Being Separated or Divorced in Canada

New Infographic from USDA:
Top Markets for U.S. Agricultural Exports in 2018

U.S. Dept. of Defense Releases Annual Report on Sexual Assault in Military
Summary/News Release ||| Report and Related Materials

April 30, 2019

2019 Voice Report: Consumer Adoption of Voice Technology and Digital Assistants (via Microsoft)
44 pages; PDF.

A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies (via USDA) 
56 pages; PDF.

FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2039
107 pages; PDF.

NAEP Report Card Presents Results from 2018 Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment at Grade 8 (via NCES)

New Zealand Terrorist’s Manifesto: A Look at Some of the Key Narratives, Beliefs and Tropes (via START)

Statistical Transparency Report Regarding the Use of National Security Authorities, Calendar Year 2018 (via Office of the Director of National Intelligence)
34 pages; PDF.

April 29, 2019

Fire Department Overall Run Profile as Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2017)
20 pages; PDF.

Measles Cases In the U.S. are Highest Since Measles was Eliminated in 2000 (via CDC) ||| Article: Increase in Measles Cases — United States, January 1–April 26, 2019 (via MMWR) ||| Transcript/Audio of CDC Telebriefing: National Update on Measles +++

National STD Trends: Key Information for Public Health Leadership (via Association of State and Territorial Health Officers)
11 pages; PDF.

No Time to Wait: Securing the Future From Drug-Resistant Infections (via WHO)
4 pages; PDF.

Principal Controversies in Vaccine Safety in the United States (via Clinical Infectious Diseases)

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)  Releases 2019 Annual Report and Recommendations for World’s Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom
234 pages; PDF.

U.S. One of Only Eight Countries Where Child and Adolescent Health Improved but Maternal Mortality Worsened Since 1990 (via Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Visualization: Immigrants Prevented or Minimized Population Loss in a Fifth of U.S. Counties (via Stateline)

April 28, 2019

Infographic: Facebook’s Biggest Acquisitions (via CBInsights)

Map Shows Millions of Acres Of Lost Amazon Rainforest (via National Geographic)

April 27, 2019

2019 EU Justice Scoreboard (via European Commission)
68 pages; PDF. ||| Press Coverage (via EU Observer)

Key Gas Trends 2018 (via IEA)

Public Transportation Fact Book 2019 (via APTA)

April 26, 2019

2019 Special 301 Report (via USTR)
91 pages; PDF.

Doxing and Defacements: Examining the Islamic State’s Hacking Capabilities (via CTC Sentinel)

Earning Green by Working Green: Wages and Outlook in Careers Protecting the Planet (via BLS)

Infographic: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017 (via CDC)

April 25, 2019

Beyond Digital Currencies: Blockchain in the Public Sector (via Library of Parliament, Canada)

Chart: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Felt Worried, Nervous, or Anxious Daily or Weekly, by Age Group and Employment Status — National Health Interview Survey,United States, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

College Enrollment and Work Activity of Recent And High School and College Graduates — 2018 (via BLS)

The Economic Impact of Developing the Adult-Use Cannabis Industry in New York (via Rockefeller Institute of Government)
PDF version also available.

Most Popular Areas for Millennials: Where They Move and Stay (via National Association of Realtors)

Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2015–2018 (via MMWR/CDC)

April 24, 2019

Adobe Digital Price Index (March 2019 Data)

American Lung Association Releases 2019 “State of the Air” Report
Includes city rankings. 

Artists and Other Cultural Workers A Statistical Portrait (via National Endowment for the Arts)
56 pages; PDF.

Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States (via U.S. Copyright Office)
172 pages; PDF.

Backgrounder: Science and Security Resources (via AAU)
7 pages; PDF.

Country Reports – Displaced & Disconnected (via UN High Commissioner for Refugees)

These country reports provide information on the legal situation for displaced populations, namely asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees, where relevant, regarding access to mobile services, in each country covered. Each report contains information on:

• Registration and Identification of Displaced Persons • SIM Registration • Know Your Customer Rules • Mobile Money • Data Protection

Global Measles Vaccination Trends (via CRS)
4 pages; PDF.

Health Disparities Related to Opioid Misuse in Appalachia (via Appalachian Regional Commission)
22 pages; PDF.

Historical and Current Patterns of Cocaine Use in the US and Two NDEWS Sentinel Sites (Video and Slides; via NDEWS)

Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections (via Rand) ||| Direct to Full Text (35 pages: PDF)

NIST Releases Findings on Increasing the Innovation Impacts of Federally Funded R&D ||| Direct to Full Text Report (Final Green Paper)

Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places–Resource Guide (via DHS)
24 pages; PDF.

Special Education: Varied State Criteria May Contribute to Differences in Percentages of Children Served (via GAO)

Study: Immigrant Entrepreneurs as Job Creators: The Case of Canadian Private Incorporated Companies (via Statistics Canada)

When Can the Firearm Industry Be Sued (via CRS)
5 pages; PDF.

April 23, 2019

Credential Stuffing: Attacks and Economies (via Akamai)
11 pages; PDF.

Majority of New Family Immigration Court Cases Already in Sanctuary Cities (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Minneapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia Are the Most Affordable Sustainable Cities (via Redfin)

Selected Homeland Security Issues in the 116th Congress (via CRS)
41 pages; PDF.

Social Security Board of Trustees 2019 Annual Report on Social Security Trust Funds (via SSA) ||| Direct to Data

U.S. Census Releases 2018 Voting and Registration Data, New Data Show Voter Turnout From Midterm Elections

April 22, 2019

American Association of Research Universities “By the Numbers” 2019
5 pages; PDF.

Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Decline (via U.S. Courts)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Julian Assange Charges (via CRS)
5 pages; PDF.
See Also:
Extradition from the UK: What next for Julian Assange? (via UK House of Commons Library)

Giving and Philanthropy in the US: Analysis Of Discourse in News and Social Media (via Media Cloud/MIT/Harvard-Berkman)

Home Sales Surge in Florida as California Markets See Double-Digit Annual Declines in March

Internet Crime Complaint Center 2018 Internet Crime Report (via FBI)
28 pages; PDF.

Medicare Trustees Report Shows Hospital Insurance Trust Fund Will Deplete in 7 Years
Direct to Full Text Report and Data

April 20, 2019

Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation (via JAMA Open)

Motor Vehicle Speed as a Risk Factor in Pedestrian Safety (via Berkeley SafeTREC)
2 pages; PDF.

NYC Rents Hit All-Time Highs as Discounts Diminish (via StreetEasy)

April 19, 2019

Department of Homeland Security 2019 Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer Report
62 pages; PDF.

Europe: Attitudes to Digital Video Advertising Report 2018 (via IAB)
19 pages; PDF.

Lessons in Innovation: How International News Organisations Combat Disinformation through Mission-Driven Journalism (via Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, U. of Oxford)
44 pages; PDF.

Rates of Injury from Sports, Recreation, and Leisure Activities Among Children and Adolescents Aged 1–17 Years, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015–2017

Russian Annexation of Crimea (via UK House of Commons Library)
38 pages; PDF.

Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work (via ILO)
85 pages; PDF.

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