Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Homicide Rates in New England

In 2020, homicides accounted for more than 24,500 deaths in the United States.  The six-state New England region accounted for 413 homicide deaths, or about 1.7% of all 2020 U.S. homicide deaths.  At 2.8 deaths per 100,000 population, New England had the lowest homicide death rate of any U.S. region in 2020.  Further examination of state-level data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics details the following about homicide rates in New England:

Homicide Rates in New England

Homicide Rates in New England

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
CT 152 3,557,006 4.3
MA 183 6,893,574 2.7
ME 21 1,350,141 1.6
NH 14 1,366,275 **
RI 29 1,057,125 2.7
VT 14 623,347 **
     Region 413 14,847,468 2.8
U.S. 24,576 329,484,123 7.5

(*) number of homicide deaths per 100,000 population
(**) rates are deemed unreliable when fewer than 20 deaths are recorded

Report Period: 2020

Source: CDC Wonder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2021. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2020, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed on April 23, 2022

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