Injury Disparities: Homicides

Injury Disparities: Homicides

Injury Disparities: Homicides

This infographic focuses on the homicide rates (per 100,000) of children, adolescents, and young adults ages 0 through 24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these homicides by sex, race/ethnicity, and location.

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This is part of a series on injury disparities. Find the additional infographics here:

 

This infographic focuses on the homicide rates (per 100,000) of children, adolescents, and young adults ages 0 through 24 from 2014-2016

BY SEX­­­

Males have higher homicide rates than females

Table 1. Homicide Rates by Sex, Ages 0-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

Female

Male

Death Rates

0-9

1.7

2.0

10-19

1.4

6.9

20-24

3.5

23.2

BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Blacks and American Indian/Alaska Natives have the highest homicide rates

 

Table 2. Homicide Rates by Race/Ethnicity, Ages 0-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

White

Black

Hispanic

Asian

AI/AN

Death Rates

0-9

1.5

4.4

1.3

0.7

4.0

10-19

1.2

17.1

3.7

1.0

4.4

20-24

3.6

55.4

12.1

2.7

16.7

Compared to White young adults*…

  • Black young adults are 15.4
  • AI/AN young adults are 4.6
  • Hispanic young adults are 3.4
  • Asian young adults are 0.8

…times as likely to be victims of homicide

BY LOCATION

Urban/metro areas have higher homicide rates of adolescents and young adults*

Rural/non-metro areas have higher homicide rates of young children*

 

Table 3. Homicide Rates by Urban-Rural Status, Ages 0-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

Urban/Metro

Rural/Non-Metro

Death Rates

0-9

1.8

2.3

10-19

4.5

2.3

20-24

14.5

8.2

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*We defined young children as 0 through 9 years, adolescents as 10 through 19 years, and young adults as 20 through 24 years

Source: NCHS Vital Statistics System, 2014-2016

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