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Trends in Homicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10-24 Years, by Sex, United States, 1994-2010

  From 1994 to 2010, homicide rates were higher among males than females, regardless of age.  Homicide rates for males, ages 10 to 24 years, declined from 25.4 per 100,000 population in 1994 to 12.7 per 100,000 in 2010, yet were consistently higher than homicide rates for males of all ages combined.    Homicide rates for females ages 10 to 24 years, declined from 4.5 per 100,000 population in 1994 to 2.1 per 100,000 in 2010.  There was no difference in homicide rates for females by age.   

From 1994 to 2010, homicide rates were higher among males than females, regardless of age. Homicide rates for males, ages 10 to 24 years, declined from 25.4 per 100,000 population in 1994 to 12.7 per 100,000 in 2010, yet were consistently higher than homicide rates for males of all ages combined. Homicide rates for females ages 10 to 24 years, declined from 4.5 per 100,000 population in 1994 to 2.1 per 100,000 in 2010. There was no difference in homicide rates for females by age.

 

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