Health and Safety
The number of people from a county admitted to alcohol/substance abuse treatment centers anywhere in the state, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents.
The percentage of people under 65 who are not covered by some form of health insurance, including public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.
The percentage of adults 18 and over with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 25, based on a national survey of residents. The index is a statistical measurement which compares a person's weight and height. It does not measure body fat but is a useful estimate of a healthy body weight based on a person’s height. A person with a BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, and those over 30 are considered obese.
The number of reported serious crimes per 10,000 residents. Serious crimes are defined by the FBI as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
This indicator shows the number of reported serious violent crimes per 10,000 residents. Murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are included in the serious violent crimes measure.
The number of reports of domestic violence per 10,000 residents. Domestic violence includes assaults, sex offenses, and violations of orders of protection among any family members (not just spouses or intimate partners).