2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Introduction Excessive alcohol use cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006. Given economic shifts in the U.S. since 2006, more-current estimates are needed to help inform the planning of prevention strategies. Methods From March 2012 to March 2014, the 26 […]

Controlled Substance Prescribing Patterns — Prescription Behavior Surveillance System, Eight States, 2013 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In all eight states, opioid analgesics were prescribed approximately twice as often as stimulants or benzodiazepines. Prescribing rates by drug class varied widely by state: twofold for opioids, fourfold for stimulants, almost twofold for benzodiazepines, and […]

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2014 to 2015 Source: Department for Education (UK) Statistics on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2014 to 2015.

State Dam Safety Statistics Source: Association of State Dam Safety Officials ASDSO was started in 1984 by a group of state dam safety officials from various states across the country, who had an interest in organizing a national association to improve dam safety. Representatives from each state make up the voting membership of ASDSO and […]

40.4 million people provided eldercare in 2013–14 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Sixteen percent (40.4 million) of the civilian noninstitutional population age 15 and older provided unpaid eldercare over the 2013–14 period. Eldercare providers are defined as people who provide unpaid care to someone age 65 or older who needs help because of a condition […]

FBI Releases 2014 Crime Statistics Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2014 when compared with 2013 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased by 4.3 percent, marking the 12th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2014 […]

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds Source: Violence Policy Center More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. […]