An ad hoc index using one or more measures of social harm.
Use to compare geographic areas.
Examples: Prison population, death by starvation, lack of healthcare, shelter, or other neglect.
Society can take care of its people or it can harm them into early death.
Use the SMI to assess how the most vulnerable people in an area are treated.
For example, to compare 2 cities or other government scales, compare how their poorest children treated. Are the children fed, housed, given healthcare and education? Are the children homeless, hungry, used to perform underpaid labor?
How are homeless people treated?
How are the prisoners?