Urban Social Issues Study (USIS)


The purpose of the Urban Social Issues Study is twofold:

  1. Through a survey that is administered on a quarterly basis, we are measuring the observations and experiences of people who live and/or work in the central area of the city.
  2. Through additional data from police, ambulance/fire, needle pickup teams, security teams, outreach teams, transportation outreaches, and sentinel sites, we are comparing objective measurements of social disorder with subjective experiences of social disorder by those who may be exposed to it.