6. Jay County Archival Indicators of Risk
The IPRC is grateful to the Penny Davis, Director of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission and to Jim Wolf, Operations Director of the Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program (TRIP), and to the staff and police officers of TRIP for all the support they have given to this project.
The IPRC has studied the TRIP data generously made available by the Indiana State Excise Police and has created two additional statistical measurements:
for the intensity of inspections (the number of inspections relative to the total number of outlets);
for the number of inspections per capita for the population of youth most likely to seek access to tobacco, (i.e., youth ages 10-17).
Community Risk Factor: Community Laws/Norms
Intensity of inspection can be viewed as one of many possible indicators of the degree of a county’s involvement in activities to create or maintain a community norm that youth access to tobacco is not tolerated.