CDC provides technical assistance for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in the form of manuals and complementary resources.
For further information on NVDRS, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NVDRS Overview pdf icon[372 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
This fact sheet describes how the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) helps CDC monitor and track deaths related to violence. It also provides information on the benefits and challenges of NVDRS, examples of program highlights, and next steps. Also available in Spanish pdf icon[194 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
- NVDRS Infographic
This infographic shows how data from the National Violent Death Reporting System can help prevent violent deaths.
- NVDRS and Law Enforcement pdf icon[722 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
This fact sheet describes how the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) allows law enforcement to have a more comprehensive view of violent deaths. Also available in Spanish pdf icon[146 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
- NVDRS and Coroner/Medical Examiner Partners pdf icon[577 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
This factsheet describes the essential role coroners and medical examiners have in NVDRS. Also available in Spanish pdf icon[134 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
- NVDRS and Vital Registrars pdf icon[3 MB, 2 Pages]
This factsheet describes the essential role vital registrars have in NVDRS. Also available in Spanish pdf icon[2 MB, 2 Pages]
- NVDRS Implementation Manual pdf icon[1.83 MB, 67 Pages, 508]
The NVDRS Implementation Manual is a training tool for public or private agencies who want to implement a violent death reporting system in their jurisdictions. The manual provides helpful information on what types of data to collect, where to collect them, and how to work best with data providers.
- NVDRS Coding Manual pdf icon[2.32 MB, 205 Pages, 508]
The NVDRS Web Coding Manual is a reference document for defining cases, entering data, and checking data once it is entered. It contains information about individual variables and the way the data are structured. The coding manual was developed through an extensive consultation process. It is published by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- NVDRS 2016 Suicide Snapshot pdf icon[346 KB, 1 Page, 508]
This snapshot includes data on 25,850 suicides from 32 states that participated in NVDRS in 2016.
NVDRS increases our knowledge about where violent deaths occur, who is most at risk, and the factors that contribute to violent deaths. These data provide the foundation for building successful strategies for preventing violence so that all communities are safe and free from violence and people can live to their full potential.
The following success stories demonstrate significant efforts from states using NVDRS data to inform prevention-focused programming.
NVDRS: Stories from the Frontlines of Violent Death Surveillance pdf icon[6.44 MB, 18 pages, Print Only]external icon
This 2017 report produced by Safe States Alliance includes an overview of NVDRS and profiles of how nine states translated NVDRS data into action.
Data Help Describe Suicide Problem in Utah [250 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
The Utah Department of Health’s Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) used NVDRS data to develop a suicide awareness toolkit to equip local media to more adequately report on suicide trends in the state.
Other Success Stories
States around the country are using NVDRS to help inform their violence prevention efforts:
- Oklahoma: Oklahoma used NVDRS data on intimate partner violence homicides to evaluate the effectiveness of a pilot lethality assessment program. Police responding to domestic violence incidents connected victims at high risk for homicide with a local domestic violence service provider. Compared to the control group, women in the program reported experiencing significantly less violence, were more likely to apply for an order of protection, and were more likely to receive domestic violence services. The lethality assessment program is now being implemented statewide.
- Colorado: The Colorado Department of Health used NVDRS data on suicide among middle-aged men to develop a web-based suicide prevention initiative to engage and help connect men with appropriate resources. Initial web analytics show 83% of survey respondents reporting that they would recommend the site to a friend in need.
- Rhode Island: NVDRS data showed the adult working age population as being at increased risk for suicide and suicide attempts. A symposium was conducted with the two largest employers in the state to increase awareness of depression and suicide among working age adults and provide strategies for integrating suicide prevention into worksites.