Change Indicator

Neighborhood safety youth perception eighth-graders and eleventh-graders 2015-2019 in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

Students were asked if they feel safe in their neighborhood.

Safe neighborhoods contribute to the health of residents. Families thrive best in communities that are safe, economically vibrant, and include amenities like parks, schools, social services, and well-maintained infrastructure.
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Definition and Source



Data Source

Delaware School Survey. Center for Drug and Health Studies, University of Delaware


Since 1995, the Center for Drug and Health Studies at the University of Delaware has administered an annual survey to public school students about alcohol, tobacco and drug use. The Delaware School Survey is an annual survey of 5th, 8th and 11th grade public school student in Delaware. This study is the continuation of a survey that was first administered to Delaware students in Spring, 1989. Since 2004, the Delaware School Survey has been jointly sponsored by the Delaware Legislature through the Delaware Health Fund and Prevention Block Grant funding. It has become a valuable tool in assessing trends of questions on school behavior, health habits and parental interaction. In recent years, the study has shown an increased interest in safety, parental involvement, educational needs and healthy lifestyles.

Last Updated

January 2022