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Data for Homicides by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Total 5.9 5.4 6.4 565
White (Non-Hispanic) 3.5 3.0 3.9 221
Black (Non-Hispanic) 13.0 11.5 14.6 284
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) ** 19
Other (Non-Hispanic) ** 7
Hispanic 4.0 2.7 5.4 34

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. 

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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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