QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Homicide Rates,*,† by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016
Weekly / April 20, 2018 / 67(15);462
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* Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† As underlying cause of death, homicides are identified with the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes X85–Y09 and Y87.1 and also codes U01–U02.
During 2015–2016, the age-adjusted homicide rate for the total population increased from 5.7 to 6.2 per 100,000 standard population (an 8.8% increase). The rate increased from 2.6 to 2.9 (11.5%) for non-Hispanic whites, from 20.9 to 22.8 (9.1%) for non-Hispanic blacks, and from 4.9 to 5.3 (8.2%) for Hispanics. In both years, the homicide rate for non-Hispanic blacks was approximately eight times the rate for non-Hispanic whites and four times the rate for Hispanics.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, underlying cause of death data, 1999–2016. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Homicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:462. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6715a8external icon.
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