National Violent Injury Statistics System

Maintained/created by: Harvard School of Public Health
Geographic unit of data: U.S. state, U.S. national, U.S. city, U.S. region

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Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to violent death and injury. The National Violent Injury Statistics System (NVISS) is working to establish ongoing, national data systems on violent injuries. NVISS’s major project has been to pilot-test, and press for the national adoption of, a uniform reporting system for violent deaths. The project has culminated in the establishment of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A dozen states and metropolitan areas collaborated with NVISS to design and pilot test the reporting system. Ten sites have received grants from the project and collect data covering the states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Utah, and Wisconsin and in Allegheny County (PA), Miami-Dade County, Detroit, Atlanta, and San Francisco.

Data Notes

Users are able to access a variety of publications related to violent injury and death. Publications are listed by author and links to some publications are listed. A list of presentations and collaborations is also available. Statistics and data on suicide available for download. Suicide data is available for the year 2001. The origins of the data are clearly marked. There is no indication as to when the site will be updated next.