NICAR Database Library

The following is a list of databases available for purchase through NICAR. Click on a database name to see a more detailed description of the database or (if you are logged in as a member) to purchase the database. For each, a record layout is available as well as code sheets, when they are required. You can also download a 100-record data sample. 

Note: For some databases we offer state slices and archived data that are not available through the website.

If you would like to order a database offline, a state slice, or archived data you can do so by calling 573-884-7711 or emailing

If you are an academic institution that would like to purchase our data for research purposes, please contact Liz Lucas at (573) 882-1982.

Read more about the Database Library here.


Search our databases

Search our data below or filter to see databases by agency or by topic. Click "updated" to see which databases are updated weekly, monthly and quarterly, and click it again to see which annual updates we've most recently completed. For each database, a record layout is available, as well as code sheets, when they are required. You can also download a 100-record data sample from each database.


FAA Accidents and Incidents FAA Transportation Weekly 1973-March 2014
FAA Service Difficulty Reports FAA Transportation Weekly 1990-current 2048
FAA Airmen Directory FAA Transportation Monthly Current 1226
FAA Aircraft Registry FAA Transportation Monthly 1974-current 290
IRS Exempt Orgs IRS Business Monthly Current 510
SBA Disaster Loans SBA Business Annually 1980-2014 180
Boat Registration USCG Transportation No longer updated 2009 3594
IRS Migration IRS Other Annually 1992-2008 666
Storm Events NOAA Public Safety No longer updated
1950-2009 675
Federal Grants (FAADS) Census
Federal Spending No longer updated 1983-2008 997
NHTSA Vehicle Recalls and Complaints NHTSA Transportation Update upon request 1977-2007 1146
National Bridge Inventory DOT Public Safety Annually 1994-2013 438
SBA 7A Business Loans SBA Business Annually 1953-2013 1157
DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System DOT Transportation Annually 1975-2010 3921
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) FFIEC Business Annually 1992-2012 2621
OSHA Workplace Safety Data DOL Public Safety Annually 1972-2013 6440
Comprehensive Environmental Response (CERCLIS) EPA Environment No longer updated 2007 590
Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) DOT Transportation Link to website 1970-2014 933
National Practitioner Data Bank HHS Health No longer updated 1990-2011 262
FAA Enforcements FAA Transportation Annually 1999-2008 1126
Federal Firearms/Explosives Licensees ATF Public Safety Link to website 2010 - 2014 33
Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC Public Safety Update upon request 1990-2010 1617
SBA 8A Business List SBA Business No longer updated 2006 152
Social Security Administration Death Master File SSA Other Annually 1937-2013 9216
Nuclear Materials Events Database NRC Public Safety No longer updated 1990-2011 38
Boat Accidents USCG Transportation Annually


DOE Campus Crime DOE Public Safety Annually 2001-2012 1433
FDA Adverse Event Reporting System FDA Health Update upon request 1969-2012 2048
FBI Uniform Crime Reports FBI Public Safety Annually 1993-2012 1024
Federal Contracts GSA Business Link to website
Consolidated Federal Funds Report Census
Federal Spending No longer updated 1983-2007 77
Federal Campaign Contributions FEC Election Campaigns Weekly Current 142
IRS-527 Political Organizations IRS Election Campaigns No longer updated
Medical Device Reports (MAUDE) FDA Health Update upon request 1984-2013 5000
Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Database CDC No longer updated No Longer Updated
1988-2005 1147
NAFTA Trade Adjustment Assistance DOL Business No longer updated 1979-2005 46
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System NASA Transportation Update upon request 1988-2013 740
National Inventory of Dams USACE Public Safety No longer available
1993-2002 135
National Endowment for the Arts Grants NEA Federal Spending No longer updated 1987-2006 41
Federal Audit Clearinghouse Census
Federal Spending Annually 1997-2013 1024
AJC School Test Scores Other Other
2003-2011 220
SEC Administrative Proceedings SEC Business Update upon request 1989-2008 17
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) EPA Environment Link to website
1987-2007 921
DOT Truck Accidents DOT Transportation Update upon request 1988-2013 2897
DOT Truck Census DOT Transportation Update upon request 2008 1853
DOT Truck Inspections DOT Transportation Update upon request 2003-2008 2765
Wage and Hour Enforcement DOL Business No longer updated 1980-2010 3154


Browse our databases

  • Business

    Datasets covering employment outsourcing, workplace safety, home lending, and more.

  • Election Campaigns

    You know what they say about politics: Always follow the money. Our datasets will help you track campaign contributions and tax-exempt political advocacy groups.

  • Environment

    A wealth of environmental data, including information about industrial pollution and toxic chemical spills.

  • Federal Spending

    The federal government gives out billions of dollars each year in contracts and grants. These datasets will help you track how the money is spent.

  • Health

    When doctors make mistakes, the federal government collects valuable data about what went wrong. Our datasets cover problems with medical devices and prescription drugs, among other things.

  • No longer updated

    NICAR maintains a robust archive of older data that is available for purchase. These datasets are no longer updated regularly, but they could be helpful for reporters seeking information about historical trends.

  • Other

    Includes records on state-by-state migration and a comprehensive collection of death information by the Social Security Administration.

  • Public Safety

    NICAR's public safety data covers much more than crime: critical infrastructure, such as dams and bridges; consumer product safety; and information about the transport of nuclear materials are all among the datasets you will find here.

  • Transportation

    NICAR offers numerous datasets to help you investigate transportation safety on land, sea and air. Among them, records on fatal accidents, hazardous material transport, airplane incidents, and boating accidents.