All Violent Deaths, Table 1
Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables
Footnote: *Total cost estimates have been rounded to the nearest $1,000.
In 2005, 51,173 violence-related deaths (homicide, suicide and legal intervention combined) resulted in $47 billion in total combined (medical + work loss) costs. Males accounted for 79% of these deaths, resulting in total combined costs ($39 billion) that were almost 5 times greater than the total combined cost for females ($8 billion). However, the average medical costs per violence-related death were similar between the sexes, with $4,196 for men and $4,231 for women. Fatalities among individuals in the age groups 20-24 years and 25-29 years cost society the most in total combined costs ($8.3 billion and $7 billion, respectively).