Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
6.0 homicides per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
5.5 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
5.9 homicides per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce homicides

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

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.