Sunday, January 22, 2023

Male vs. Female Homicide Death Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

More than 24,500 deaths in the United States in 2020 were attributable to homicide incidents.  The Mid-Eastern region of the country, which encompasses the District of Columbia and five states, accounted for 3,153 of those homicide fatalities.   In keeping with a national pattern, the homicide death rate for females in the region was substantially lower than it was for males.  Homicide death rates for both genders in the region were materially lower than the national average, which is not surprising given that the Mid-Eastern region collectively had the fourth lowest regional homicide death rate in 2020. A dive into data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics provides the following details about male vs. female homicide death rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S.:

Male vs. Female Homicide Death Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S

Male vs. Female Homicide Death Rates in the Mid-Eastern U.S

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 3,153 48,757,828 6.5
     Male 2,644 23,747,834 11.1
     Female 509 25,009,994 2.0
Nationwide     24,576 329,484,123 7.5
     Male 19,958 162,256,202 12.3
     Female 4,618 167,227,921 2.8

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

Report Period: 2020

States in Region:  Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia

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 January 14, 2023

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