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|CDC Finds Youth Homicide Reached 30-Year Low in 2010 |
The homicide rate for youth, ages 10 to 24, in the U.S. reached a 30-year low in 2010, according to a new CDC report released today. The report also shows that the promising decline in youth homicide rates has slowed in recent years, particularly for groups at high-risk for violence.
Youth violence takes a tremendous toll on young people. Even with the progress that has been made, homicide ranks in the top three leading causes of death for young Americans in this age group. It also results in an estimated $9 billion in lost productivity and medical costs each year.
These findings highlight the need for increased use of youth violence prevention strategies and continued work to stop youth violence before it first occurs. Primary prevention strategies for schools, families, and neighborhoods remain critical, particularly approaches that engage high-risk youth.
Welcome to WISQARSTMWISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data. Learn more about WISQARSTM >>
NOTE TO USERS: In September, 2012, the Nonfatal Injury Reports module was updated with new national-level population estimates based on recently released bridged-race intercensal estimates of the July 1, 2001-July 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010 resident population of the United States. See U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm). On November 28, 2012, the Fatal Injury Reports and Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) were updated with new national and state-level intercensal population estimates, which recently became available. Similarly, on December 17, 2012, Violent Death (NVDRS) Reports was also updated with these new state-level population estimates. Crude and age-adjusted death and YPLL rates computed using these revised population estimates may differ from those based on the previous bridged-race postcensal population estimates for 2001-2009, especially with respect to race and Hispanic origin.
Fatal Injury Data
Death certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System — deaths, death rates, and years of potential life lost (a measure of premature death) by specific causes of injury mortality and common causes of death.
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Nonfatal Injury Data
National estimates of injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) — nonfatal injuries and nonfatal injury rates.
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Violent Deaths (NVDRS)
Data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) — violent incidents and deaths, death rates, and causes of injury mortality. Data provided for 16 states and are not nationally representative.
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New! Cost of Injury Reports
Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths and Estimated Lifetime Medical Costs, by Sex, 2005WISQARS™ provides cost estimates for injury deaths (including violent deaths) and nonfatal injuries where the patient was treated and released from a hospital or ED.
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