Archival Indicators

Archival Indicators (also known as Social Indicators) are comprised of data collected from public information sources that allow individual counties to see trends of risk factors in their communities. These indicators have been shown to correlate strongly with specific risk factors for youth involvement in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, violence, and other prohibited behavior.

Data is collected annually for all counties as well as at the state level. The database is updated each year and reported as a rate or percentage. Examples of data contained in the database include: divorce, immunizations, and teen pregnancy. The majority of the indicators contain data from 1988 through the most current year available.

The information has been sorted into each domain, risk factor and individual indicator. The data files are formatted in Excel. Click on any of the underlined indicators below to see the data associated with it. Each indicator has: (1) the raw data, the populations and the rates by county and state; (2) a comparison graph for the last several years by county and state; and, (3) a trend graph for each county comparing it to the rest of the state. Once you have opened the file, click on the tabs at the bottom of the workbook to display each sheet.

 

COMMUNITY DOMAIN
Availability
Alcohol Sales Outlets - Data not currently available
Tobacco Sales Outlets
Transitions and Mobility
New Home Construction (Updated)
Rental Residential Properties - Data not currently available
Households in Rental Properties
Net Migration - Data not currently available
Low Neighborhood Attachment and Community Disorganization
Population Voting in Elections - Data not currently available
Prisoners in State & Local Correctional Systems - Data not currently available
Extreme Economic and Social Deprivation
Unemployment (Updated)
Free and Reduced Lunch Program (Updated)
Aid To Families with Dependent Children
Food Stamp Recipients
Single Parent Family Households
Educational Attainment - Adults without Diplomas (Updated)

FAMILY DOMAIN
Family History of Substance Use/High Risk Behavior
Adults in ATOD Treatment Programs (Updated)
Family Management Problems
Children Living Away From Parents - Data not currently available
Children Living in Foster Care (Updated)
Family Conflict
Divorce
Domestic Violence Arrests (Updated)

SCHOOL DOMAIN
Low Commitment to School
Event Dropouts (Updated)
Status Dropouts

PEER-INDIVIDUAL DOMAIN
Early Initiation of the Problem Behavior
Dropouts Prior To Ninth Grade
Vandalism Arrests, Age 10-14 (Updated)
Alcohol-Related Arrests, Age 10-14 (Updated)
Personal and Property Crime Arrests, Age 10-14 (Updated)

OUTCOMES
Substance Use
Juvenile Arrests for Alcohol Violations (Updated)
Juvenile Arrests for Drug Law Violations (Updated)
Adult Drunken Driving Arrests (Updated)
Adult Alcohol-Related Arrests
Adult Drug-Related Arrests
Alcohol Related Traffic Fatalities
Drug Use During Pregnancy
Violence
Homicides (Updated)
Juvenile Arrests for Violent Crimes
Adult Violent Crime Arrests (Updated)
Non-Violent Crime
Juvenile Arrests for Property Crimes (Updated)
Juvenile Arrests for Curfew, Vandalism, and Disorderly Conduct Violations (Updated)
Adult Property Crime Arrests (Updated)
Adolescent Sexual Behavior
Adolescent Pregnancies
Birthrate Among Juveniles
Suicide
Adolescent Suicide

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If you have any questions, please contact our staff at the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services at
(207) 287-2595, or FAX us at (207) 287-8910.

or email us at osa.ircosa@maine.gov