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Data for Homicide Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
North Carolina 2008 7.5 664
North Carolina 2009 6.1 562
North Carolina 2010 5.7 536
North Carolina 2011 5.5 519
North Carolina 2012 6.0 5.4 565
HNC 2020 Target 2008 6.7
HNC 2020 Target 2009 6.7
HNC 2020 Target 2010 6.7
HNC 2020 Target 2011 6.7
HNC 2020 Target 2012 6.7

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.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

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

Other Views


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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