Information About Federal Statistics
The information collected by the federal government from various agencies help the government in formulating laws and regulations with the objective for betterment of its citizens. The federal statistics are also made available to the general public of the nation and help to provide useful insight into the working of the federal agencies. The federal statistical records have been open since the year 1997. The FedStats has the responsibility of providing the statistics to the people of the country and its official website http://www.fedstats.gov/ contain links to more than 100 agencies all of which provide specialized statistical data on topics as varied as population, education, health and crime.
The educational statistics of the country is divided into different parameters with a separate agency providing detailed figures about the level of education as well as other educational details prevalent in the country. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) commonly called as the nation’s report card and provides details of assessment of the students of America. Detailed information is available at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/SurveyGroups.asp?group=4.
The number of criminal activities that go on in schools as well as the need for making the educational institutions free of crime is the objective of the Indicators of School Crime and Safety. The various statistics related to victimization, class room violence as well as instances of bullying across the states of America can be learned by logging in to http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2005/crime_safe04/.
The common core of data program for the USA is run by the United States national center for education statistics. This organization collects all data pertaining to the public schools, school districts as well as the personal information of the students and staff of the schools across US. The revenue information as well as the total amount of expenditure is also included in the educational statistics provided by the national center. (http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/.
The ‘Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study’ known by its short form TIMSS has the responsibility of providing data on the progress of American students in the field of mathematics and sciences in comparison to other students world wide. The data for the years 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 are available for the public information. More details about the process as well as the organization can be viewed from http://nces.ed.gov/timss/.
The statistics about the various criminal activities as well as about the victims of crime can be obtained from a number of sources. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/) provides information on the specific number of victimization across all states of America. The correction program statistics along with the sex offender statistics are also available from the bureau.
The statistics pertaining to the criminal activities in schools are provided by the Crime and Safety Survey’s official resource http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crime/ . The total number of crimes reported to the police as well as other law enforcement agencies can be retrieved from the FBI online source available at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm.
The methods of corrections as well as details on capital punishment are also considered to be public information. The statistics can be accessed by contacting the criminal courts as well as the departments of corrections. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (http://www.bop.gov/) can also be contacted for inmate statistics.