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All Violent Deaths, Figure 4

Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables

Total Combined Medical and Work Loss Costs of Violent Death, by Sex and Intent, United States, 2005

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In 2005, the total combined cost of violent deaths was much higher among males ($39 billion) than among females ($8 billion). This notable difference in costs between males and females also held for suicide and homicide. For both sexes, the total combined cost of death due to suicide (male: $21.7 billion; female: $5 billion) was greater than for homicide (male: $16.7 billion; female: $3.3 billion).

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