The Popsicle index is the
percentage of people in any given neighborhood that believe that a child can
walk to the nearest store and buy a Popsicle and return home safely. The Popsicle Index is derived from a one question
survey that ask On a scale of one to ten, how safe is it in your opinion, for
a child to walk to school or to the nearest store and return home safely? The
responses are compiled on a street by street basis.