Homicide, Table 5
Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables
Footnote: *Total cost estimates have been rounded to the nearest $1,000.
The total combined medical and work loss cost of homicide in 2005 was $20 billion. A greater number of homicides occurred among males (14,376) than females (3,748), resulting in a cost disparity between the sexes ($3.3 billion in total combined costs for females, $16.7 billion for males). The average medical cost per homicide was greater for males ($6,720) than for females ($4,520). Young adults age 20-24 years had the highest total medical costs ($18.8 million) and work loss costs ($4.6 billion) of all age groups.