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Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence: Statistics

This guide to research resources that support the study of intelligence and counter-intelligence in international affairs.


  • OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web -- comprehensive directory of links to official government statistics throughout the world. Site is searchable by country, region, or by topic. Many data are downloadable as text or spreadsheet files.
  • Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center -- TPDRC archives and distributes data collected by government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers about the nature of intra-domestic and international terrorism incidents, organizations, perpetrators, and victims; governmental and nongovernmental responses to terror, including primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions; and citizen's attitudes towards terrorism, terror incidents, and the response to terror.
  • United Nations Statistics Division -- provides links to a wide range of international statistical sources and country profiles. The Statistics Division regularly publishes data updates, including the Statistical Yearbook and World Statistics Pocketbook, and books and reports on statistics and statistical methods. Many of the Division's databases are also available on this site, as electronic publications and data files in the form of CD-ROMs, diskettes and magnetic tapes, or as printed publications.
  • World Development Indicators [WDI] -- contains statistical data for over 550 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the present for over 200 countries and 18 country groups.
  • Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) -- reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 212 countries and territories over the period 1996–2006, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law , and Control of Corruption.

Descriptions of resources are adapted or quoted from vendor websites.

Need Help Using Statistics?

Katharin Peter, our Social Sciences Data Librarian in the VKC Library, can help you locate statisitical data, assist with designing a quantitative research study, and provide basic help with how to use of statistical application software packages, such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata. Her contact information is located here:

Statistics & Data Research Guide.

If you need lots of help using statistical application software, contact Statistical Consulting services offered by ITS.