Indicator Report - Homicides by County, 2008-2012
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.
Homicides by County, 2008-2012
Data NotesDeaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard. **Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 20 deaths. U.S. data are for 2010.
Data SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionHomicides include all resident deaths where a homicide was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
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