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Impact of a medically supervised safer injecting facility on drug dealing and other drug-related crime

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 686)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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3 blogs
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33 tweeters

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Title
Impact of a medically supervised safer injecting facility on drug dealing and other drug-related crime
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2006
DOI 10.1186/1747-597x-1-13
Pubmed ID
Authors

Evan Wood, Mark W Tyndall, Calvin Lai, Julio SG Montaner, Thomas Kerr

Abstract

North America's first medically supervised safer injecting facility (SIF) recently opened in Vancouver, Canada. One of the concerns prior to the SIF's opening was that the facility might lead to a migration of drug activity and an increase in drug-related crime. Therefore, we examined crime rates in the neighborhood where the SIF is located in the year before versus the year after the SIF opened. No increases were seen with respect to drug trafficking (124 vs. 116) or assaults/robbery (174 vs. 180), although a decline in vehicle break-ins/vehicle theft was observed (302 vs. 227). The SIF was not associated with increased drug trafficking or crimes commonly linked to drug use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 96 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 26%
Student > Bachelor 18 19%
Researcher 10 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 8%
Unspecified 5 5%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 18 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 22%
Social Sciences 14 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 9%
Psychology 6 6%
Unspecified 5 5%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 24 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 100. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 June 2021.
All research outputs
#327,851
of 21,778,818 outputs
Outputs from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#7
of 686 outputs
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#2,474
of 176,386 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#1
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