Community Risk Profiles

Risk and Protection Profiles for Substance Abuse Prevention for Washington State and its Communities

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Current Report: February 2024.

A comprehensive time-series collection of data related to substance use and abuse, and the risk factors that predict substance use among youth. Data are organized and presented within a risk and protective factor framework used across the state by substance abuse prevention planners. Data are available at the school district, locale, county and state level.

These reports contain the most recent data available. Up to twelve years of historical data may be presented for each indicator. Please be aware that the earlier published data may have been updated - or superseded - by the current reports. Additionally, some indicators may have been updated or otherwise changed from earlier published reports, so be sure to read data notes under a chart or a table. For the reports published in 1996-2001, follow this link to the archive.

Each report includes information on:

Community Domain:

  • Availability of Drugs
  • Extreme Economic & Social Deprivation
  • Transitions & Mobility
  • Antisocial Behavior of Community Adults
  • Low Neighborhood Attachment and Community Disorganization

Family Domain:

  • Family Problems

School Domain:

  • Academic Achievement
  • School Climate

Individual/Peer Domain:

  • Early Criminal Justice Involvement

Problem Outcomes:

  • Child and Family Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Substance Use
  • Appendices
  • Technical Notes
  • Populations Subtracted for Police Agencies not Reporting Arrests to Uniform Crime Reports
  • Police Agencies that did not Report Arrests to Uniform Crime Reports