Category: Homicide

QuickStats: Percentage of Suicides and Homicides Involving a Firearm Among Persons Aged ≥10 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020

In 2020, among persons aged ≥10 years, the percentage of suicide deaths that involved a firearm was lowest among those aged 25–44 years (45.1%) and highest among those aged ≥65 years (70.8%). The percentage of homicide deaths that involved a firearm decreased with age, from 91.6% among those aged 10–24 years to 46.0% among those Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Firearm-Related Homicide by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019

In 2019, among males, non-Hispanic Black males had the highest age-adjusted rate of firearm-related homicide at 34.9 per 100,000 population and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander males had the lowest rate (1.6). Among females, non-Hispanic Black females had the highest rate (4.1) and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander females had the lowest rate (0.5). Males had higher rates than Read More >

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PODCAST: The Record Increase in Homicide During 2020 HOST: When analyzing trends among leading cause of death (as well as other health measures), it’s important to note that a statistically significant change from year-to-year, whether it be a percent increase or a percent decrease, usually ranges somewhere in the single digits.  So, for example in 2019, death rates from Septicemia dropped nearly Read More >

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Fact or Fiction – Homicide Rates

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QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor-Vehicle–Traffic Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15–24 Years — United States, 1999–2019

Mortality rates for adolescents and young adults aged 15–24 years for deaths from motor-vehicle–traffic injury, suicide, and homicide remained relatively stable during 1999–2006 and then exhibited different patterns through 2019. In 1999, the rate for motor-vehicle–traffic deaths was 25.6 per 100,000 population and declined to 13.7 in 2019. The suicide rate was 10.1 in 1999 Read More >

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Death Rates Due to Suicide and Homicide Among Persons Aged 10–24: United States, 2000–2017

Questions for Lead Author Sally Curtin, Health Statistician, of “Death Rates Due to Suicide and Homicide Among Persons Aged 10–24: United States, 2000–2017.” Q: Why did you decide to focus on ages 10 through 24 for suicides and homicides? SC: Suicide and homicide are among the leading causes of death for this age range.  As Read More >

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2017 Final Deaths, Leading Causes of Death and Life Tables Reports Released

NCHS released a report that presents the final 2017 data on U.S. deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends, by selected characteristics such as age, sex, Hispanic origin and race, state of residence, and cause of death. Key Findings: In 2017, a total of 2,813,503 deaths were reported in the United States. The Read More >

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QuickStats: Homicide and Suicide† Death Rates for Persons Aged 15–19 Years — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–201

In 1999, the homicide death rate for persons aged 15–19 years (10.4 per 100,000) was higher than the suicide rate (8.0). By 2010–2011, the homicide and suicide rates had converged. After 2011, the suicide rate increased to 10.0 in 2016; the homicide rate declined through 2013 but then increased to 8.6 in 2016. Source: National Vital Read More >

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QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide by Day of the Week

In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths, 121 suicides, and 49 homicides occurred each day. Motor vehicle injury deaths were more likely to occur on Saturdays and Sundays and least likely to occur on Tuesdays. The highest number of suicides occurred on Mondays and Tuesdays and the lowest on Saturdays. Homicides peaked Read More >

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Quickstat – June 9, 2017

#QUICKSTAT In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths, 121 suicides & 49 homicides occurred each day — NCHS (@NCHStats) June 9, 2017 Read More >

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State by State Health Data Source Updated on NCHS Web Site

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site.  This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage. Tabs have been added to Read More >

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QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, Suicide, and Homicide Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014

In 1999, the mortality rate for children and adolescents aged 10–14 years for deaths from motor vehicle traffic injury (4.5 per 100,000) was about four times higher than the rate for deaths for suicide and homicide (both at 1.2). From 1999 to 2014, the death rate for motor vehicle traffic injury declined 58%, to 1.9 Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Males Aged 15–44 Years, by the Five Leading Causes of Death — United States, 1999 and 2014

The age-adjusted death rate for males aged 15–44 years was 10% lower in 2014 (156.6 per 100,000 population) than in 1999 (174.1). Among the five leading causes of death, the age-adjusted rates for three were lower in 2014 than in 1999: cancer (from 17.1 to 12.8; 25% decline), heart disease (20.1 to 17.0; 15% decline), Read More >

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Racial Differences in Life Expectancy

The trend in U.S. life expectancy since 1900 has been gradually improving.  In 2010, life expectancy at birth was 78.7 years, an increase of 11% since 1970. For the white population, life expectancy increased 10%, and for the black population the increase was 17%. Nevertheless, differences in life expectancy by race have been observed and Read More >

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A brief look at homicide

Health care use: 1.8 million emergency department visits for assault – National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2006 Mortality: Number of deaths from homicide: 18,124 Deaths per 100,00 population: 6.1 Firearm homicide deaths: 12,352 Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.2 –Deaths: Final Data for 2005 Read More >

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Intimate Partner Violence

The sad case of the murder of 26 year old Jessie Davis has gained national media attention. Though the National Center for Health Statistics tracks deaths, and as a subset of that homicides, the feeder document for the National Vital Statistics System, in this case the death certificate, does not allow us to identify the Read More >

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Firearms deaths

We are all horrified by the senseless murders at Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, VA.  Historically, homicide has been the second leading cause of death among the young people of college agent following unintentional injuries. Deaths from firearms among 18-22 year olds: Year Deaths Rate 1999 2,442 12.54 2000 2,482 12.52 2001 2,614 12.82 2002 2,658 Read More >

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