Estimates released by the US Census Bureau show that while the state's population grew in 2015, most cities and towns in upstate and western New York saw declines.
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Foodborne outbreaks have hit New York and other states across the country, causing thousands of illnesses and deaths. Want to know how many times ground beef killed someone? Or find out how many salmonella cases hit New York? Search the data below for details about the food and diseases linked to outbreaks from 1998 to 2016, the most recent data available.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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USA TODAY Network reviewed marijuana arrest data from 2000 to 2017 as New York State lawmakers considered allowing recreational use of the drug. Search the data by arresting agency, type of charge and location. Note that the charge of unlawful possession of marijuana (less than 25 grams) is a violation and excluded from the list.

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
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This database contains information on inspections conducted at food service establishments in New York state over the past six months. Inspections are conducted by county and city health departments and reported to the state Department of Health. This dataset excludes inspections conducted in New York City, Suffolk County, and Erie County.

Click on the "Details" button for information on specific violations. Critical violations are underlined in red.

Inspections are a “snapshot” in time and are not always reflective of the day-to-day operations and overall condition of an establishment. Update frequencies and availability of historical inspection data may vary from county to county. This database is updated monthly. Some counties provide this information on their own websites and information found there may be updated more frequently.
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