Surveillance for Violent Deaths -- National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2005

Karch, Debra L.; Lubell, Keri M.; Friday, Jennifer; Patel, Nimesh; Williams, Dionne D.
April 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/12/2008, Vol. 57 Issue SS-3, p1
The article focuses on a survey on violent deaths in 16 states in the U.S. for 2005. The survey shows that an estimated 50,000 persons die in the country due to violence-related injuries. It notes that homicide stands as the second leading cause of death for persons aged 15-24 years while suicide is the third leading cause of death for persons aged 10-24 years. It describes the various manners of death involved in the survey including unintentional firearm, undetermined intent and legal intervention.


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