"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.
Homicide Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012
Deaths 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.
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics
NCHS Bridged Population Estimates