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The Nation's Two Measures of Homicide

NCJ Number
247060
Date Published
July 2014
Author(s)
Wendy Regoeczi, Cleveland State University; Duren Banks, Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute; Michael G. Planty, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Lynn Langton, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; J. Lee Annest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Margaret Warner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Cynthia Barnett-Ryan, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Summarizes the United States' two national data collection systems related to homicide: the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Supplementary Homicide Reports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Fatal Injury Reports.
Abstract

Summarizes the United States' two national data collection systems related to homicide: the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Supplementary Homicide Reports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Fatal Injury Reports. This report describes the strengths, limitations, differences, and complementary aspects of each program. Both measures were developed as part of a federal effort to improve national statistical systems in the early twentieth century, and have gone through a number of changes since then to improve consistency and coverage.

Date Created: July 21, 2014