PHMSA provides both data and statistics to the public. In particular, incident statistics are provided to help stakeholders and the Federal government evaluate and improve safety measures, making our nation safer and cleaner.
Data refers to a collection of organized information, usually the results of experience, observation or experiment, or a set of premises. This may consist of numbers, words, or images, particularly as measurements or observations of a set of variables.
Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation, and presentation of data.