Students who are writing term papers frequently ask librarians for help finding statistics that help strengthen their arguments. This has just gotten a bit easier for students since the Portland State Library purchased State Stats, an online resource that compiles statistics in the areas of: agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy & environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare, and transportation.
Want to know arrest rates for arson by state? Want to compare it with data from another state? Want to make graphs and reports of what you find? Well, State Stats makes that easy. Have a look and see for yourself.