Data, Statistics, and Reporting

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The Injury Center uses data to understand when and why violence and injuries occur and how to prevent them. Data and data systems help us understand the burden of unintentional and violence-related injury and death in the United States.

Data Systems and Sources
Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
Map of the US from a WISQARS survey

CDC’s WISQARS™ is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.

Explore injury data, maps, and visualizations.

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
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NVDRS is a state-based surveillance system that pools more than 600 unique data elements from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. NVDRS covers all types of violent deaths – including homicides and suicides – in all settings for all age groups.

Explore state profiles, data and publications, and other NVDRS resources.

National Intimate Partner Violence Survey (NISVS)
Illustration showing the percent of women and men who have experienced sexual violence during their lifetime

NISVS collects comprehensive national- and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking victimization in the United States.

Explore summary reports from NISVS data.

Opioid Data Sources
Illustration of the rise in opioid overdose deaths 1999-2018

CDC uses a variety of data tools and resources to understand the scope of the drug overdose epidemic, both for overdose deaths and nonfatal overdoses treated in emergency departments or by emergency medical services.

Explore trends in overdose death rates and further data analysis.

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Data in Action

Data science can help address problems faster by using innovative data sources and approaches.

Learn more about our data science strategy.