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Youth Violence: National Statistics

Homicide


Homicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2010

 From 2008 to 2010, firearms were the leading mechanism for homicide among males age 10 to 24 years.   The firearm homicide rate among males ages 10 to 24 years was highest for Non-Hispanic Blacks with 48.4 deaths per 100,000 population.  The firearm homicide rate among males ages 10 to 24 years was lowest for Non-Hispanic Whites with 2.3 deaths per 100,000.

In 2010, among persons ages 10 to 24 years, the homicide rate for males was 12.7 deaths per 100,000 population and the homicide rate for females was 2.1 deaths per 100,000. For males ages 10 to 24 years, the homicide rate was the highest for those ages 20 to 24 years with 22.6 deaths per 100,000. For females ages 10 to 24 years, the homicide rate was highest for those ages 20 to 24 years, with 3.4 deaths per 100,000.

 

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