QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates for Homicides,* by Race/Ethnicity†— United States, 1999–2015
Weekly / August 11, 2017 / 66(31);839
Views: Views equals page views plus PDF downloadsMetric Details
* Deaths from homicide were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes *U01–*U02,X85–Y09,Y87.1.
† Of the persons who died as a result of the homicide.
During 1999–2014, a general decline in homicide trends for non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic populations occurred, followed by a significant increase in the rates for all three groups between 2014 and 2015. In 2015, homicide rates were 5.7 deaths per 100,000 for the total population, 20.9 for non-Hispanic blacks, 4.9 for Hispanics, and 2.6 for non-Hispanic whites. During 1999–2015, rates of deaths from homicide were highest for non-Hispanic blacks and lowest for non-Hispanic whites and declined the most for Hispanics.
Source: CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, 1999–2015, Mortality. CDC Wonder online database. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
Reported by: Arialdi Miniño, MPH, email@example.com, 301-458-4376.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates for Homicides, by Race/Ethnicity— United States, 1999–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:839. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6631a9.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/index.html.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page last reviewed: August 10, 2017
- Page last updated: August 10, 2017
- Content source: