Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
7.8 homicides per 100,000 population (2020) *

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.