Basic Summary for Homicide


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Main name of condition: Homicide
Other names or spellings: Assault


What is Homicide?
  Brief description of Homicide: Intentional assault leading to death.
  Parent types of Homicide: Physical conditions, Injury, Criminal injury
  Types of Homicide: Infanticide
How many people get Homicide?
  Incidence (annual) of Homicide: 16,889 annual cases in 1999 including 10,828 for firearms (NVSR Sep 2001)
  Incidence Rate of Homicide: approx 1 in 16,105 or 0.01% or 16,889 people in USA [about data]
  Incidence of Homicide: Another estimated 1.9 million American women are physically assaulted each year. 1
How serious is Homicide?
  Average life years lost for Homicide: 44.9 years (SEER)2; 46.0 in North Carolina3; 46.1 average YPLL/person for homicide in Michigan4.
  Deaths for Homicide: 16,889 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
What causes Homicide?
  Class of Condition for Homicide: physical

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Violence Against Women: NWHIC
2. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
3. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
4. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

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