NICAR

Data Library: 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.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission

    The CPSC dataset includes information about potential injuries, deaths and investigations related to consumer products. Some of the products include children's toys, bicycles, swimming pools, ATVs (three- and four-wheelers), sports equipment, hobby items, lawn mowers, hair dryers, playground equipment and many more.

    The database consists of four tables provided by ...

  • DOE Campus Crime

    This data set contains campus crime statistics from the U.S. Department of Education collected under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It includes alleged criminal offenses reported to campus police or security and local law enforcement.

    Data for years 2001 - 2009 come ...

  • FBI Uniform Crime Reports

    The Uniform Crime Reports, comprised of six databases, includes crime information reported to the FBI by law enforcement agencies around the country. Most of the data consist of the "index" crimes: murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor-vehicle theft and arson. These crimes, with the exception ...

  • Federal Firearms/Explosives Licensees

    The ATF Federal Firearms Licensee database lists all federally approved gun dealers in the United States. That includes stores, rifle clubs, museums and individuals who want to own guns that require a ATF permit. After Congress enacted the Brady bill, licenses for dealerships became quite expensive and, consequently, the number ...

  • National Bridge Inventory

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration National Bridge Inventory database lists structural evaluations and codes for all bridges in the U.S. For the most recent year, 2013, the data includes only highway bridges*. In previous years, it includes bridges on highways, railroads, pedestrian-bicycle bridges, overpasses and those ...

  • National Inventory of Dams

    The National Inventory of Dams database, a great basic CAR story tool, is in danger.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which collects the data, is now denying any updates, citing "national security."

    The data include dam maintenance and safety records, plus information on structure, composition and owner. It includes ...

  • Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED)

    The Nuclear Materials Events Database contains records of all non-commercial power reactor incidents and events, including medical events, involving the use of radioactive byproduct material. Regulated licensees and Agreement States report the information to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.Included in this data is the basic record of each event, records ...

  • OSHA Workplace Safety Data

    The OSHA workplace safety database consists of inspections in all states and U.S. territories from 1972 through August 2013.

    OSHA classifies businesses by their location, name Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC), and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), making it possible to analyze inspections/accidents involving a certain occupation or ...

  • Storm Events

    This is the official U.S. government database of storm events around the country. Some of the events tracked are: tornadoes, hurricanes, tropical storms, droughts, snowstorms, flash floods, hail, wild/forest fires, temperature extremes, strong winds, fog, and avalanches.

    The data is collected by more than 120 National Weather Service forecast offices, ...