There's been a lot of debate lately about whether it's good or bad for the local law enforcement agencies to receive military surplus items. The data has recently become available, but it is just a big long text list of almost a quarter million items (see below). Therefore I thought I would use SAS software to analyze the list, and determine which counties received one of the biggest and most visible items, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs).
After analyzing the data, I found that only 5 of the 100 counties in my state (North Carolina) got an MRAP, and the county where the SAS headquarters is located (Wake County) did not receive one. Wake County, by comparison, went the other route - rather than using a large intimidating "shock & awe" military vehicle, Wake County has a Z06 Corvette patrol car :)
But enough about my county ... what about your county! The question at hand - did your county get one of the MRAPs?? Here's my SAS map that will help you find out! Click the snapshot below to see the full-size map, with html mouse-over text so you can see the county names:
So, did your county get an MRAP? Have you seen it in person yet? Would you have known which counties in your state have them, without looking at this SAS map? Sometimes I think I make this data analysis stuff too easy on you! LOL