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Homicide by Race/Ethnicity, among Males Aged 15-19 Years, New Jersey, 2000-2002 to 2018-2020

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  • **Rate does not meet National Center for Health Statistics standards of statistically reliability for presentation (RSE >=23% and n<20).

Why Is This Important?

Violence is a major public health problem in the United States. Homicide is the second leading cause of death among persons aged 20-29 years in New Jersey and third in the U.S.


Deaths where homicide is indicated as the underlying cause of death. Homicide is defined as death resulting from the intentional use of force or power, threatened or actual, against another person, group, or community. ICD-10 Codes: X85-Y09, Y87.1 (homicide) The homicides that occurred as a result of the events of September 11, 2001, have been excluded. Also, homicides due to legal intervention, which is the death of a person by a police officer in the line of duty, have been excluded.

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective IVP-1b. Data for Black do not include Hispanics. Hispanic includes all races. There are too few deaths among Whites and Asians to calculate reliable rates.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of resident deaths due to homicide
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of persons in the population

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Health Topic Pages Related to: Homicide

Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/06/2023, Published on 06/05/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (