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National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

Metadata Updated: July 26, 2023

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and helps them track progress over time. To stop violent deaths, we must first understand all the facts. Created in 2002, the NVDRS is a surveillance system that pulls together data on violent deaths in 18 states (see map below), including information about homicides, such as homicides perpetrated by a intimate partner (e.g., boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband), child maltreatment (or child abuse) fatalities, suicides, deaths where individuals are killed by law enforcement in the line of duty, unintentional firearm injury deaths, and deaths of undetermined intent. These data are supported by WISQARS, an interactive query system that provides data on injury deaths, violent deaths, and nonfatal injuries.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health & Human Services
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Data Last Modified 2023-07-25
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