Coös has the third lowest violent crime rate in the state (counties are ranked from 1-10, with 1 being the highest crime rate, and 10 the lowest; Coös ranks 8th).
Violent crimes are defined as offenses that involve face-to-face confrontation, including homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Exposure to crime has been shown to compromise physical and mental health, and to increase stress, which may lead to stress related health problems.
Data Source: County Health Rankings compilation of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
Related Research: Much of the foundational research on the health and social consequences of early adversity is referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Read about the history of the research, as well as ongoing community initiatives to prevent ACEs, here.
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