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Posted by saviadmin on May 6, 2013

Statistics every mother should know about her community

By Michelle Jones

There are a number of reasons that a mom would be interested in the community statistics I reference in this post. Maybe you’re thinking about moving and you want to scout the area out beforehand to ensure that it’s safe. Maybe your child is sick and you’re looking for a health clinic near your home or place of employment. Or maybe you’re simply curious, and you want to see how your community stacks up against your neighbors’.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 17, 2013

Indy’s Mass Transit Bill: Debated with Data

by Jay Colbert

Last week, the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee voted to delay House Bill 1011, which would allow voters in Hamilton and Marion counties to determine whether or not they want to increase taxes to build a regional transit system. This has been a hotly debated topic in the news from all sides, so I’m sure you have an opinion, too. I certainly do!

But my point is not to be yet another voice sharing his personal views. My point is to encourage you to make your decision on the topic based on data, as opposed to what’s being said in the media.

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Posted by saviadmin on Mar 20, 2013

New SAVI data reveals interesting crime and health trends in central Indiana

By Jay Colbert

2011 vitals and juvenile justice data are now available in SAVI! Vitals data include birth and death records, and juvenile justice data include arrests as opposed to reported crimes.

Here are just a few of the categories of vitals and juvenile justice data. Within each category of data, SAVI provides a number of more specific indicators.

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