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Law and Statistics at SMU

Law and Statistics at SMU

Foreign and International Data Sets/ Databases:

Australia Bureau of Statistics

(Free)

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

Eurostat, European Commission

(Free)

Providing the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions is a key task. Democratic societies do not function properly without a solid basis of reliable and objective statistics. On one hand, decision-makers at EU level, in Member States, in local government and in business need statistics to make those decisions. On the other hand, the public and media need statistics for an accurate picture of contemporary society and to evaluate the performance of politicians and others. Of course, national statistics are still important for national purposes in Member States whereas EU statistics are essential for decisions and evaluation at European level.

International Statistical Agencies, U.S. Census Bureau

(Free)

The U.S. Census Bureau provides a list of links to foreign national government statistical agency websites.

Statistics Canada, Government of Canada

(Free)

Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life.

UK National Statistics, Office for National Statistics

(Free)

A listing of U.K. related datasets produced impartially and free from political influence.

European Court of Human Rights Statistics

(Free)

The Court’s statistics refer to numerical information about the caseload, incoming applications and case processing.

There are numerous reports and statistics published on the Court’s website, but they all fall into one of three main categories:

  • Statistics on pending applications (also referred to as “caseload” or “workload”);
  • Statistics on case processing (also referred to as “throughput”);
  • Information on violations.

National High Courts Database

(Free)

The High Courts Judicial Database was created with the support of grants from the Law and Social Science Program of the National Science Foundation.  It is a public access database, freely available for use by any interested person.  The principal investigators note that all decisions regarding the structure and interpretation of the data used to create the HCJD are their own, and do not reflect the views or positions of the National Science Foundation.

International Courts Data

(Free)

Links to data sets and analyses of international courts; encourages users to add their own.

International Criminal Tribunals Data

(Free)

Data and codebook used to analyze the decisions made by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

UN Data

(Free)

The website brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

(Free)

The primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.

World Bank (Data & Statistics)

(Free)

Includes tables with basic information extracted from the World Development Indicators relating to the population, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance for 206 countries. Also includes full-text reports produced by the World Bank.

OECD Data

(Free)

OECD.Stat is the statistical online platform of the OECD where users can search and access OECD’s statistical databases. Working across and within individual datasets, you will be able to:

  • Build tables by selecting variables and customising the table layout.
  • Extract and download large volumes of data (up to 100,000 cells in Excel, and 1,000,000 in CSV format).
  • View detailed metadata on methodology and sources.

IMF Data

(Free)

The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

World religion database: International religious demographic statistics and sources

(Free)

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world's religions for the period 1900 to 2050. The WRD also contains a feedback mechanism so that users can leave comments on sources or methodology related to any figure reported in the WRD. In addition, the WRD will be constantly updated with new sources of data as they become available, such as estimates of religious affiliation at the province level within countries and religious freedom information for all countries.