Safe Schools Drug and Alcohol Use SY 2012 - Current County Education

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 25 Jun 2019

This dataset contains summary information by county on Incidents involving Drug and Alcohol reported use in Schools. School categories are Public School, Charter, Intermediate, Vo-Tech, Non-Public and other. The data count fields are suppressed when less than 11. The data and more information is also published and searchable online on the https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/Pages/default.aspx website under School Safety. Here are the infraction codes and definitions that are utilized within this report as found within appendix Z of the PIMS manual: http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/PIMS/PIMS%20Manuals/2017-2018%20PIMS%20Manual%20Vol%202.pdf

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This dataset has the following 15 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
School Year End Dataschool_year_end_datacalendar_dateThe last day of the School Year that is considered in for the particular data row.
School Yearschool_yeartextThe School Year (SY) of the data in the row. School year runs from approximately August through June 31st of the following year.
CountycountytextThe name of the county where the school resides. Pennsylvania has 67 counties.
County Codecounty_codetextTextual county identifier from 01 to 67 that indicates the county. Codes are assigned alphabetically and should match up across most other files. PDOT files may be different with Philadelphia and after.
County Code Numbercounty_code_numbernumberNumeric county identifier from 1 to 67 that indicates the county. Codes are assigned alphabetically and should match up across most other files. PDOT files may be different with Philadelphia and after.
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codetextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPS Codecounty_fips_codetextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
Total Incidentstotal_incidentsnumberThe Total number of Drug and Alcohol related incidents reported within the county.
Possession/Use of a Controlled Substancepossession_use_of_a_controllednumberIncidents involving Infraction code 47 - Possession/Use of a Controlled Substance. Crimes Code Applied Definitions are available within the PIMS Manual Volume 2 Appendix Z - https://www.education.pa.gov/teachers%20-%20administrators/pims/pages/default.aspx#tab-1
Sale/Distribution of a Controlled Substancesale_distribution_of_anumberIncidents involving Infraction code 48 - Sale/Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Crimes Code Applied Definitions are available within the PIMS Manual Volume 2 Appendix Z - https://www.education.pa.gov/teachers%20-%20administrators/pims/pages/default.aspx#tab-1
Sale, Possession, Use, or Under the Influence of Alcoholsale_possession_use_or_undernumberIncidents involving Infraction code 49 - Sale, Possession, Use, or Under the Influence of Alcohol. Crimes Code Applied Definitions are available within the PIMS Manual Volume 2 Appendix Z - https://www.education.pa.gov/teachers%20-%20administrators/pims/pages/default.aspx#tab-1
Possession, Use or Sale of Tobaccopossession_use_or_sale_ofnumberIncidents involving Infraction code 50 - Possession, Use or Sale of Tobacco. Crimes Code Applied Definitions are available within the PIMS Manual Volume 2 Appendix Z - https://www.education.pa.gov/teachers%20-%20administrators/pims/pages/default.aspx#tab-1
LongitudelongitudenumberThis is a generic longitudinal point that will plot in each corresponding county used for the georeferenced column.
LatitudelatitudenumberThis is a generic latitudinal point that will plot in each corresponding county used for the georeferenced column.
New Georeferenced Columngeocoded_columnlocationThis is a georeferenced column with a generic point for each county so the data can be plotted in a map for visualizations.