Is there any statistics for the various close options? Additionally how many questions of each close type are eventually reopened?

If not globally available, can a mod post the information for us?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't have access to that information directly. If you didn't need specific close reasons, you could probably craft something up in the StackExchange Data Explorer (data.stackexchange.com). \$\endgroup\$
    – W5VO
    Commented Mar 16, 2014 at 3:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ Don't have time to write anything at the moment but you can also get the close reason from data explorer, in PostHistory where PostHistoryTypeID = 10 the comment column contains a number that indicates the reason. There's a list of them here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2677/… \$\endgroup\$
    – PeterJ
    Commented Mar 16, 2014 at 10:33

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Here's my attempt at a data explorer query based on a few existing queries. The month shown is based on the creation date of the original post not the date it was actually closed or re-opened. I haven't given it much of a check over but the results look fairly plausible.

Monthly totals of questions closed / re-opened by close reason

Just a few notes:


Found something on meta.so, had to play with the filters to show the data.


Example result:

"closed_details": {
"on_hold": true,
"description": "This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: Questions on the repair of consumer electronics, appliances, or other devices must involve specific troubleshooting steps and demonstrate a good understanding of the underlying design of the device being repaired. See also: "Is asking on how to fix a faulty circuit on topic?" – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams, PeterJ, alexan_e, Joe Hass, Dave Tweed\r\n ",
"reason": "off-topic"
"creation_date": 1394696962,
"link": "Have I destroyed my device",
"closed_reason": "off-topic",
"title": "Have I destroyed my device"


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