This page includes several key data sets from the 2014 Mayor’s Task Force Report and other work of community leaders.
Getting better data and the most recent data is priority #1. Here are a few challenges we’re currently working through:
Because we track ages 14-24, these ages don’t square up easily with easily-accessible data sets.
Because we track only boys and young men, gender isn’t always dis-aggregated (separated) in readily-available reports.
When it comes to school data, our initial report only included district schools (public charters, parochial and independent schools missing.)
We hope to improve on this when we offer our first Annual Report Card.
Until then, here’s what we know about Marion County and our BASELINE DATA for the FIVE BIG OUTCOMES……………
INCREASING THE RATE OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS AT ALL MARION COUNTY SCHOOLS
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate of (all) African American Students in all 11 Marion County Public School Districts (only)
Four‐Year Graduation Cohort Graduation Rates for Black Students by Marion County School District (only)
INCREASING THE EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR BLACK MEN AGES 16-24 THROUGHOUT MARION COUNTY
Unemployment among (all) young adults, ages 16-19 (2012)
Data Source: American Community Survey, TableBS23001, 2012
Employment status for men ages 16-64 in Marion County (2013)
Note: This is not dis-aggregated by teen or young adult
Not in the Labor Force
In the Civilian Labor Force ‐ Employed
In the Civilian Labor Force ‐ Unemployed
Data Source: US Bureau of the Census,2013 ACS 5‐year Estimates download from American Fact Finder
DECREASING THE RELATIVE RISK OF REFERRAL TO MARION COUNTY JUVENILE COURT FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS AGES 14-17.
Relative risk of referral to juvenile court of (all) African American youth compared to white youth
Note: data includes girls. African American youth are over-represented compared to white youth, at a 3-to-1 ratio. This ratio remained steady 2005-2009. Public data for 2010-2014 was made available after our initial report.
DECREASING THE PERCENTAGE OF YOUNG BLACK MEN AGES 16-24 WHO ARE RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION, LIVE IN MARION COUNTY AND RETURN TO INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (IDOC) WITHIN 12 MONTHS
Percentage of African American men ages 16-24 released to Marion County who return to IDOC within 12 months
Note: This is commonly referred to as “12-month recidivism.” The rate dipped in 2009, but began climbing the next year, reaching a six-year high in 2012.
DECREASING THE RATE OF DEATH BY HOMICIDE AMONG YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AGES 15-24 IN MARION COUNTY
Death by homicide among young Black men
Note: Young Black men are disproportionately victims of homicide. Of all 2008-2012 Marion County deaths by homicide among 15-24-year-old males, 77% of victims were African American.