Homicide, Table 6
Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables
Footnote: Total cost estimates have been rounded to the nearest $1,000.
**For definitions of injury mechanisms by ICD-10 external-cause-of-injury codes based on the underlying cause of death, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ice/icd10_transcode.pdf.
--* Death count is < 20 and cost estimates are not reported because of instability.
In 2005, firearm-related homicides accounted for 73% of the total combined cost of homicides ($14.6 billion). Cut/pierce and unspecified mechanisms ranked second and third in total combined cost of homicide ($2.2 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively).