Community Assessment

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Jack Mendez
Community Assessment
RN 402-Community Health Nursing
March 10, 2010

One of the most significant assessment findings within North Minneapolis is the prevalence of crime. When asked, many people around the metro will say that North Minneapolis is a “bad area” or that it is “unsafe”; this usually comes with a non-verbal look of concern from the person giving their input. How much worse is North Minneapolis than other metro areas? To find the answer to this question statistics and data from North Minneapolis will be analyzed. Assessment data will look at physical-environment, psychological, biophysical, sociological and behavioral aspects of Minneapolis as well as more specific areas within Minneapolis.
Physical Environmental Community Assessment
Minneapolis consists of 5 precincts or geographical areas that are controlled by different policing bodies. North Minneapolis falls primarily under the 4th precinct. “Its service area is bounded by Interstate 94 W on the East, Interstate 394 on the South and the city limits on the West and North” (City of Minneapolis, 2010). The fourth precinct consists of 16 zones which comprise the farthest north and northwest areas of Minneapolis.
The nursing assessment will also focus in on the residents living within the Victory zone, one of the many zones within the city of North Minneapolis. Victory runs along Victory Memorial Parkway to Xerxes on the west, down to Dowling Avenue, and east to Newton Avenue. Victory is an attractive area to live because of its walking trails on the parkway and easy access to many major highways including 100, and 94. Other major highways such as 394 and 694 are only minutes away.
The White population is the largest group in Minneapolis at 365,924 people (Minneapolis: Population Profile). The Black population is the second largest in the City of Minneapolis with 68,818…...

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