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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

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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.

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