Community Laws & Norms Favorable Toward Drug Use, Firearms, and Crime

Community Risk Factors
Community Laws and Norms Favorable Toward Drug Use: Community norms are the attitudes and policies a community holds about drug use and crime. When these norms and community laws are favorable towards substance use or crime or if they are unclear, children are at higher risk.

Predictor
  • Substance abuse
  • Delinquency
  • Violence
Indicators
  • PAYS risk factor scale score
  • Tobacco SYNAR compliance checks
  • PA Liquor Control Board - Responsible Alcohol Management Program trainings
  • PA Liquor Control Board compliance check
  • Adult arrest rates
  • Juvenile arrest rates
  • Specific PA Youth Survey (PAYS) questions:
    • How wrong do you think adults would feel it was if you drank alcohol?
    • How wrong do you think adults would feel it was if you smoked marijuana?
Data for Community Laws and Norms Favorable to Drug Use