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Important Facts for Homicide

Definition

Homicides include all resident deaths where a homicide was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of homicide deaths (ICD-10: X85-Y09 and Y87.1)

Denominator

Total resident population from NCHS bridged population estimates.

Why Is This Important?

"Homicide is a completely preventable cause of death. Arguments, abuse or conflict, intimate partner violence, drug involvement, and serious crimes are the most common event circumstances for homicides." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

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