Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
8.2 homicides per 100,000 population (2021) *
5.5 per 100,000 *
5.9 homicides per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Homicide is a major cause of death in the United States, and there are major disparities by age and race/ethnicity. Strategies to prevent intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence are critical for reducing homicides.
Topic: Violence Prevention
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup