Deaths from Homicide


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Deaths from Homicide: 16,889 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Average life years lost from Homicide: 44.9 years (SEER)1; 46.0 in North Carolina2; 46.1 average YPLL/person for homicide in Michigan3.

Death statistics for Homicide: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Homicide:

  • 6.6 per 100,000 males died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.3 per 100,000 females died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 7.1 per 100,000 people died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 10.8 per 100,000 men died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 21.2 per 100,000 black people died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 3.3 per 100,000 women died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 4.2 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 4.9 per 100,000 white people died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 6.8 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 7.1 per 100,000 people died from homicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 8.3 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Homicide death statistics by age in USA:
    • homicide caused 2.8% of deaths for non-neonate infants in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 7.2% of deaths for age 1-4 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 5.4% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 6.0% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 15.2% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 17.2% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 10.3% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • homicide caused 3.6% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • 10.8 per 100,000 males died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 3.3 per 100,000 females died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 8.3 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 12.9 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.1 per 100,000 Hispanic females died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 6.8 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 10.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 4 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 5.6 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 2.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 21.7 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 37.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 7.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black females died from homicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • per 100,000 people died from homicidal poisoning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from homicidal suffocation in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.0 per 100,000 people died from a suicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 17.5 per 100,000 people died from transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 16.4 per 100,000 people died from unintentional transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.1 per 100,000 people died from homicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 4 per 100,000 people died from homicidal firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.0 per 100,000 people died from homicidal fire/flame injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from homicidal fire or hot object/substance injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.0 per 100,000 people died from homicidal drowning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.7 per 100,000 people died from homicidal cutting or piercing injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)


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

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