Earlier, I was whining about how the CIA no longer bothers to update its fascinating table in the CIA World Factbook on countries` military spending as a percent of GDP. For example, the U.S. number still says, comically, "2005, est."
There`s another federal website with unpopular that would be too embarrassing to delete, but the feds have found a similar solution: just let it wither on the vine by never updating it. That`s the Bureau of Justice Statistics` page on Homicide Trends. It`s still there, but the latest data is for 2005. I started looking at it when debating Steven Levitt in 1999, and it was regularly updated with each year`s new numbers. But, now, it doesn`t appear to have been updated in a half decade.
For more information about racial patterns in violent victimization
see Key Facts at a Glance.