Data Source & Descriptions
MNPD Arrest Data
Arrests were calculated from datafiles obtained from the MNPD. Only one arrest per individual per incident are included in this database. For persons who had multiple charges for a single event, only the most serious charge was used. Seriousness of charge from highest to lowest were: homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, domestic assault, assault, officer related charge.
Arrests for juveniles under 18 years of age for the period 2005-2009 include only those that were charged as adults. In 2010, arrests include juveniles under 18 years of age. In addition, all persons not coded as black/African American were coded as white.
US Census 1990
1990 Census data were used to generate rates. Rates were calculated based on the actual number of events that occurred in the year (numerator) and the population for the identified geographic area (denominator).
US Census 2000
2000 Census data were used to generate rates. Rates were calculated based on the actual number of events that occurred in the year (numerator) and the population for the identified geographic area (denominator).
The MPHD calculated the disease incident rates from Hospital discharge data obtained from the TN DHS. E-Codes were used to identify intentional injuries.
The MPHD calculated the disease mortality rates from death certificate data obtained from the TN DHS. E-Codes were used to identify intentional injuries.
Shape files for census tracts, zipcodes, political districts, school attendance zones, and neighborhoods were obtained from the Metro Nashville Planning Department.
Community programs and services for youth were assembled from four different directories and coded using the “211 Taxonomy.” The four data sets included: the 411 Teen Service Directory published by the Oasis Center/Meharry Medical College, …