Prevalence and Incidence of Homicide


About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Homicide usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Homicide at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Homicide refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Homicide diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Incidence (annual) of Homicide: 16,889 annual cases in 1999 including 10,828 for firearms (NVSR Sep 2001)
Incidence Rate: 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

1. excerpt from Violence Against Women: NWHIC

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