8. Drug Abuse Violations





introduction (1)

race (2)

median household income (3)

poverty levels by race (4)

high school dropout rates (5)

SAT scores (6)

other education (7)

conclusion (9)

all maps (10)

all scatter plots (11)

bibliography (12)



Referring back to some numbers from the first paper, one statistic sticks out: the highest mode of transmission of AIDS in Hartford County at 54.5% of all cases was via intravenous drug use.  As a result of this, the number of drug abuse violations in each town should highly correlate with the rate of AIDS cases.

In fact, drug violations and the AIDS rate do have a strong correlation at 0.8297. (Less than 99.9% of the time, this relationship is due to chance) This is extremely predictable due to the abundance of intravenous (not to mention illegal) drugs in the larger cities, especially Hartford with a rate of 40.57, and the fact that it is by far the most rampant mode of transmission of the disease.