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Native American Homicides per 100,000, Ages 0-19, IHS Areas, 1989-1998


Homicides per 100,000 Population, Native Americans,Ages 019, IHS Areas, 19891998

IHS Area Death Rate
(per 100,000)
Percentile

Aberdeen

10.7

95-100

Alaska

6.1

50-74

Albuquerque

7.7

75-94

Bemidji

7.7

75-94

Billings

13.6

95-100

California

4.4

0-49

Nashville

2.7

0-49

Navajo

8.8

75-94

Oklahoma

5.4

50-74

Phoenix

12.7

95-100

Portland

6.4

50-74

Tucson

16.2

95-100

All IHS Areas Combined

7.8

 

United States Rate

5.9

 

 

 

Homicide Age-Specific Rates 19891998
Homicide Age Specific Rates 1989-1998

Age Group (years)

Death Rate (per 100,000)

Under 1

15.5

1-4

6.3

5-9

1.5

10-14

3.1

15-19

18.4

SUMMARY

  • From 1989 to 1998, 427 American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth were homicide victims.

  • Death rates were highest among those age 15 to 19 years, but infant homicide rates were almost as high.

  • Forty percent of Native American homicides involved a firearm.

  • Thirteen percent of all homicides occurred among Native American infants. Homicide was the second leading cause of injury death among this group.

  • During the most recent period, 19971998, homicide rates among black males were 2.5 times greater than rates for Native American males. Rates for Native American males were 2.5 times greater than rates for white males. Native American females rates were almost as high as white males. The rates for black females were 1.6 times greater than those for Native American females. Native American females were 2.3 times more likely to die than white females.

  • From 1989 to 1998, homicide rates for Native American males increased 33%, while the rates for females remained unchanged.

 

Homicide Rates per 100,000 Population 19811998
Homicide Rates per 100,000 Population
19811998

Year

Native American Rate

Black Rate

White Rate

81-82

7.97

10.91

2.67

83-84

7.41

9.84

2.26

85-86

8.74

11.18

2.38

87-88

6.43

14.3

2.38

89-90

5.54

19.64

2.9

91-92

8.87

23.24

3.5

93-94

8.45

24.43

3.56

95-96

9.19

19.36

3.31

97-98

6.68

14.96

2.73

Homicide by Method Used 19891998

Homicide by Method Used
1989-1998

Method Used

Frequency (%)

Child Battery/Abandonment

10.5

Cutting/Piercing

15.5

Firearms

39.1

Hanging

3.7

Poison

1.3

Submersion

1.3

Unspecified/Other

28.1

 

 

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