6. Jay County Archival Indicators of Risk
Where drugs are available in areas heavily trafficked by children, the environmental risk is increased (CSAP 2003:8). In addition to the above statistics for TRIP, PREV-STAT™ has geocoded the locations of schools and of failed tobacco inspections to facilitate yet another level of analysis by showing, via maps, the proximity to schools of tobacco outlets that failed TRIP inspections. For the counties that did participate in the TRIP Program, this County Profiles series presents maps for the county with some close-ups. These maps are intended to give a very general picture of the situation in the county and to encourage people to pursue obtaining similar information at the neighborhood level. (The power of PREV-STAT™ is greatest for neighborhood analysis!)
Community Risk Factor: Availability of Drugs
It should be noted that whereas the scale of a map showing the entire county makes it difficult to see much detail, studies of neighborhoods offer great potential for representing the environmental risks and assets. The greatest power of PREV-STAT™ lies in its ability to give extensive data and insights for the very small geographic area. To have a customized study of your neighborhood, call the IPRC and ask for the PREV-STAT™ service.