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Published:December 18th, 2006 09:46 EST
New Studies Shed Light on Circumstances Associated with Violent Deaths

New Studies Shed Light on Circumstances Associated with Violent Deaths

By SOP newswire

New Studies Shed Light on Circumstances Associated with Violent Deaths Findings also include data on suicides, homicides, and homicide-suicides from 2003-2004

What:A series of studies published today in the supplement to the journal of Injury Prevention present in-depth findings on homicide, suicide, and child maltreatment that are based on the most comprehensive data on violent deaths available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Who:The data in the studies were collected by CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). NVRDS is a state-based surveillance system that links death certificates, coroner/medical examiner and law enforcement records relating to violent deaths in 17 states. Together, the studies, which utilized data from multiple regions of the country, identify circumstances associated with violent deaths including those factors associated with suicides, homicides, legal intervention, unintentional firearm deaths and deaths of undetermined intent. The NVDRS also fosters collaboration for building successful violence prevention programs that save lives.

The December Injury Prevention supplement includes these articles:

  • Homicide of children aged 0-4 years, 2003-2004: Results from NVDRS
  • Characteristics of homicide followed by suicide incidents in multiple states, 2003-2004
  • Using NVDRS data for suicide prevention: promising practices in seven states
  • Race/ethnicity, substance abuse, and mental illness among suicide victims in 13 US states: 2004 data from the NVDRS
  • Variability of undetermined manner of death classification in the United States
  • Law enforcement and the NVDRS: A partnership in the making.

The supplement is sponsored by CDC.

When:To look at these and other articles link to Injury Prevention's
Web site: or For more information about CDC's work in violence prevention, please visit the CDC Injury Center's website at