What are the Vital Signs for your neighborhood? What is the crime rate? What is the vacancy rate? How well are the students doing in school?
To know the answers to these questions, you’ll want to look at the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicator Alliance-Jacob France Institute’s Vital Signs Community Profiles. The data for each of the 55 community areas is available in summary form, or as raw data to analyze.
Accessing the information can be a little tricky, so CPHA created a Tip Sheet to take a user through the step-by-step process of accessing these Community Profiles.
By visiting www.bniajfi.org you will be able to view the “Vital Signs” for any neighborhood: these vital signs include a map of the neighborhood boundaries as well as data about important issues such as housing, crime and safety, education and youth, and sanitation. Once you identify the Vital Signs Profile for your specific neighborhood, the profile can be downloaded and saved for future use or printed to share with others.
In addition to providing statistics about individual area, BNIA has also compiled data for city-wide vital signs indicators. These indicators can help you see what the strengths and challenges are for any neighborhood in the city, including your own. CPHA and BNIA hope Baltimore residents will use this data to begin conversations within their communities about the best ways to address the challenges some statistics represent.