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Data for Homicides by County, 2008-2012

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 4.4 2.8 6.0 32
Alexander ** 11
Alleghany ** 2
Anson ** 12
Ashe ** 4
Avery ** 0
Beaufort ** 12
Bertie ** 6
Bladen ** 16
Brunswick 4.6 2.6 6.6 22
Buncombe 3.3 2.3 4.3 37
Burke ** 14
Cabarrus 5.1 3.5 6.7 44
Caldwell 5.7 3.3 8.1 23
Camden ** 0
Carteret ** 11
Caswell ** 8
Catawba 8.0 5.8 10.2 58
Chatham ** 12
Cherokee ** 7
Chowan ** 1
Clay ** 2
Cleveland 6.6 4.2 9.0 30
Columbus 11.7 7.8 15.6 34
Craven 5.6 3.6 7.6 30
Cumberland 10.3 8.7 11.9 171
Currituck ** 3
Dare ** 3
Davidson 3.1 1.9 4.3 24
Davie ** 5
Duplin 7.6 4.3 10.9 21
Durham 9.6 8.0 11.2 138
Edgecombe 13.6 9.1 18.1 34
Forsyth 5.0 4.0 6.0 86
Franklin ** 13
Gaston 5.2 3.8 6.6 50
Gates ** 2
Graham ** 3
Granville ** 7
Greene ** 9
Guilford 6.3 5.3 7.3 156
Halifax 13.8 9.1 18.5 33
Harnett 8.0 5.6 10.4 45
Haywood ** 9
Henderson ** 14
Hertford ** 9
Hoke 9.1 5.2 13.0 21
Hyde ** 0
Iredell 3.6 2.2 5.0 27
Jackson ** 4
Johnston 4.5 2.9 6.1 36
Jones ** 3
Lee 10.9 7.0 14.8 30
Lenoir 8.8 5.3 12.3 23
Lincoln ** 17
Macon ** 6
Madison ** 5
Martin ** 9
McDowell ** 13
Mecklenburg 6.7 5.9 7.5 322
Mitchell ** 1
Montgomery ** 17
Moore 7.5 5.0 10.0 32
Nash 11.8 8.7 14.9 53
New Hanover 4.0 2.8 5.2 43
Northampton ** 9
Onslow 4.5 3.1 5.9 43
Orange ** 19
Pamlico ** 3
Pasquotank ** 9
Pender ** 8
Perquimans ** 5
Person ** 11
Pitt 7.2 5.4 9.0 63
Polk ** 1
Randolph 4.1 2.5 5.7 27
Richmond 8.9 5.0 12.8 20
Robeson 20.9 17.4 24.4 139
Rockingham 5.8 3.4 8.2 25
Rowan 5.8 4.0 7.6 38
Rutherford ** 12
Sampson 10.5 6.8 14.2 31
Scotland 23.1 15.8 30.4 40
Stanly ** 15
Stokes ** 10
Surry 6.8 4.1 9.5 24
Swain ** 9
Transylvania ** 6
Tyrrell ** 1
Union 3.7 2.5 4.9 36
Vance 20.6 14.5 26.7 44
Wake 2.9 2.5 3.3 136
Warren ** 7
Washington ** 0
Watauga ** 7
Wayne 10.4 7.9 12.9 62
Wilkes ** 16
Wilson 8.2 5.5 10.9 32
Yadkin ** 7
Yancey ** 6
North Carolina 6.0 5.8 6.2 2,846
United States 5.3 5.2 5.4

Data Notes

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.  **Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 20 deaths. U.S. data are for 2010.

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of homicide deaths (ICD-10: X85-Y09 and Y87.1)
Denominator: Total resident population from NCHS bridged population estimates.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013


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