Homicide, Figure 12
Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables
Percentage of Total Combined Medical and Work Loss Costs of Homicides, by Sex and Mechanism, United States, 2005
In 2005, firearm injury was the most common and costly mechanism of homicide for both males and females, representing 77% ($12.9 billion) and 50% ($1.7 billion) of total combined costs per sex, respectively. Cut/pierce was second among both sexes, with a total combined cost of $1.7 billion for men and $506 million for women.