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Trends in Non-Fatal Assault-Related Injury Rates, by Sex, United States, 2001–2011

 From 2001 to 2011, non-fatal assault-related injury rates among persons ages 10 to 24 years were consistently higher among males than among females.  Non-fatal assault related injury rates declined for both sexes ages 10 to 24 years.  For males ages 10-24 years, non-fatal assault-related injury rates dropped from 1483.4 per 100,000 population in 2001 to 1313.8 per 100,000 in 2011.  For females ages 10 to 24 years, non-fatal assault-related injury rates dropped from 965.5 per 100,000 in 2001 to 868.4 per 100,000 in 2011. 

From 2001 to 2011, non-fatal assault-related injury rates among persons ages 10 to 24 years were consistently higher among males than among females. Non-fatal assault related injury rates declined for both sexes ages 10 to 24 years. For males ages 10-24 years, non-fatal assault-related injury rates dropped from 1483.4 per 100,000 population in 2001 to 1313.8 per 100,000 in 2011. For females ages 10 to 24 years, non-fatal assault-related injury rates dropped from 965.5 per 100,000 in 2001 to 868.4 per 100,000 in 2011.

Data Source: Nonfatal assault data are from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System – All Injury Program operated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in collaboration with CDC, using WISQARS (http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars). The data represent nonfatal assaults treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.

 

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