Saturday, April 23, 2022

Homicide Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

In 2020, over 24,500 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to homicide incidents.  The five-state Rocky Mountain region accounted for 563 of all 2020 homicide deaths in the United States.  The region's homicide rate of 4.5 deaths per 100,000 population was the second lowest regionally in the U.S., with only New England recording a lower homicide death rate.  A review of state-level data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics provides the following details about homicide rates in the Rocky Mountain region:

Homicide Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

Homicide Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
CO 336 5,807,719 5.8
ID 42 1,826,913 2.3
MT 65 1,080,577 6.0
UT 95 3,249,879 2.9
WY 25 582,328 4.3
     Region 563 12,547,416 4.5
U.S. 24,576 329,484,123 7.5

(*) number of homicide deaths per 100,000 population

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 20, 2022

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