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CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)   [open pdf - 372KB]

From the Document: "In the United States, seven people per hour die a violent death. More than '19,000 people were victims of homicide' and almost '45,000 people died by suicide' in 2016 alone. The economic costs are staggering--with suicide costing the U.S. economy '$57 billion' and homicide '$30 billion', and this is just the costs for medical care and lost work. Other costs, including the emotional toll on victims' families and the costs to the criminal justice system for arrest and incarceration of offenders are substantial and not included in this estimate. Also, many Americans survive violent experiences and are left struggling with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional consequences. Violence erodes entire communities-- reducing productivity, decreasing property values, disrupting social services, and making people feel unsafe in the places where they live, work, and learn."

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