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All Violent Deaths, Table 1

Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables

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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).

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