“AELE is an extraordinary and unique resource, with free publications and online back issues since 2000. AELE has a searchable library of more than 35,000 case digests (since 1975) organized into 700 + indexed topics.”
Centers for Disease Control’s WISQARS
“CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.”
Crime Prevention Research Center
“The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) is a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes. It has 501(C)(3) status, and does not accept donations from gun or ammunition makers or organizations such as the NRA or any other organizations involved in the gun control debate on either side of the issue.
“Our goal is to provide an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership as well as policing activities.”
FBI Uniform Crime Reports – Data site and reports
“The FBI has gathered crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the Nation that voluntarily participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program since 1930. These data have been published each year, and since 1958, have been available in the publication Crime in the United States (CIUS). As a supplement to CIUS, the FBI, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides this site that allows users to build their own customized data tables.
“The UCR Program collects statistics on violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). By congressional mandate, arson was added as the eighth Part I offense in 1979. Arson statistics are not available for access on this site. By using the table-building tool, users can specify offenses, locality (city, county, state), and year(s).”
Well-cited data analysis and visualization on firearms and crime.
“Gun Facts debunks common myths about gun control. It is intended as a reference guide for journalists, politicians and anyone interested in learning about gun control facts and restoring honesty to the debate about guns, crime, and the Second Amendment.
“The menu links above, and the free Gun Facts e-book (buttons on the right) provide over 100 pages of indexed information. Divided into chapters based on gun control topics (assault weapons, ballistic finger printing, firearm availability, etc.) makes finding information about gun control facts is quick and easy.
“Each chapter lists common gun control myths, then lists a number of documented and cited facts (with over 560 detailed footnotes) from high quality, independent sources including government databases, peer reviewed studies, and more.”
Frequently-updated directory of linked USA federal and state-by-state carry and use of defensive tools laws.
Use of Force
Walk-through of the fundamentals of American force law, by Brandon Oto.