What is our stance on questions looking for data sets pertaining to legal matters? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
I am having a difficult time finding the average number of speeding citations/tickets issued per day, per state. How would one go about obtaining this crime data? It seems like it would be very easy to gather and publish.
The National Motorists Association says source:
Traffic tickets are a multi-billion industry. They have virtually nothing to do with highway safety, but they have everything to do with money.
No one knows how many traffic tickets are actually issued. Many local units of government deliberately hide this information so they don’t have to split their traffic ticket revenue with the state.
I know that US government would not support or tolerate agencies deliberately hiding this information. Where do I get it?