Homicide Data Sources: An Interdisciplinary Overview for by Adam Dobrin

By Adam Dobrin

This short presents an in depth advisor to nationwide facts resources that acquire and document facts on homicides within the usa, and a few key overseas resources in a foreign country. It offers in-depth insurance of recognized assets, and highlights extra vague assets, delivering a useful gizmo for study layout and making plans throughout disciplines.

This short comprises specified discussions of the benchmark resources within the usa: police facts compiled by way of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting courses, in addition to the heart for disorder keep watch over and Prevention’s nationwide heart for wellbeing and fitness records’ nationwide important records process. It additionally brings to gentle in a single position many different much less commonly-known assets for the us.

The writer additionally highlights foreign info resources with around the globe information, yet now not country-specific reviews. for every resource lined, this targeted paintings offers dialogue of the way to entry the information resource, interpret info from the resource, and offers invaluable heritage information regarding strengths and weaknesses of the resources. It doesn't presume services in statistics or technique, and assumes no previous publicity to the knowledge assets defined. it's prepared through facts resource, with a few comparisons among the assets. it is going to be helpful as a consultant for researchers in Criminology and felony Justice, Public management, Demography, and any similar box attracted to murder statistics.

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Overall, the NVSS data report more events than does the UCR. This is most likely due to a few key reasons. First, the NVSS system has historically had a more complete coverage of the US population, leading to an undercount by the policebased systems. Next, the definition of the events counted by the NVSS are more inclusive than the “murder and nonnegligent manslaughter” of the FBI. NVSS data are intentional killings, not criminal killings, so they encompass a larger universe of events. , 2000).

Hoyert, D. , & Rosenberg, H. M. (2001). Comparability of cause of death between ICD–9 and ICD–10: Preliminary estimates. National Vital Statistics Reports, 49(2), 1–32. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011a). Instructions for classifying the underlying cause-of-death, ICD-10, 2011. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011b). ICD-10, International statistical classification of diseases and related health statistical classification of diseases and related health problems.

Adapted from Tables 7, 8, 21, and 22 Note: This table includes homicides committed by other inmates, incidental to the staff use of force, and resulting from assaults sustained prior to incarceration a Too few cases to provide a reliable rate 34 4 Specialty Systems US Department of Justice (DOJ) assumed responsibility for the juvenile portion of the collection in 2006. Death data are collected as part of a larger collection system, the Juvenile Residential Facilities Census (JRFC). This facility-level collection is a biennial census of all public and private juvenile justice residential facilities.

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