Properly used, statistics can add weight and interest to your news story. It is important, however, to find current and accurate sources. Before trusting the numbers you find be sure that they:
Check the Fact-Checking tab for more.
Use keywords for your topic plus "statistics" to narrow your search. For example, traffic and statistics or education and statistics. If you know the agency that produces the statistics, such as the Connecticut Department of Public Health, add that to your search as well..
For even more suggestions of where to find statistics, please see the Datasets Research Guide.