The statistical sources on this page can help you find numbers that are appropriate for your reports and projects. Consider these points in the proper use of statistics:
There are many other considerations in using statistics. See the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) guide on writing with statistics.
NOTE: Additional government statistics and data, including US state and local sources, foreign sources, and international sources are available at the Government Data and Statistics library guide.
Want to back up your argument or statement with statistics? The Statistical Abstract of the United States covers a range of topics and pulls statistics from government and non-government sources.