Injury and Violence
- Injury and violence emcompasses assault, homicide, self-inflicted injury, suicide, unintentional injury, and injuries of undetermined intent.
- The New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System was established and is maintained through a cooperative agreement with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Injuries and violence affect everyone, regardless of age, race, or economic status. In the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries - such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, or homicides.1
1. Violence and Injuries Affect Everyone. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 11/21/17.
Injuries are tracked using a range of surveys, in addition to mortality statistics. Some examples include:
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
- National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
- National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)
- National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
- National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS)
- Counts - state, counties, and municipalities
- Crude Death Rates - Statewide
- Crude Death Rates - Counties
- Age-adjusted Death Rates - Statewide
- Age-adjusted Death Rates - Counties