Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Male vs. Female Homicide Rates in the Great Plains Region

The United States recorded over 24,500 deaths in 2020 that were attributable to homicide incidents.  The seven-state Great Plains region accounted for 1,460 of those homicide deaths in 2020.   As seen throughout the U.S., the female homicide rate in the Great Plains region was substantially lower than the male rate.  That said, the homicide rate for women in the region was in line with the 2020 national average for females, whereas the region's male homicide rate was more than 11% lower than the national homicide rate for men.   Although having the fourth-highest regional homicide death rate in 2020, the region's overall homicide rate was still about 9% lower than the national average. Further examination of data from the National Center for Health Statistics yields the following details about male vs. female homicide rates in the Great Plains region:

Male vs. Female Homicide Rates in the Great Plains Region

Male vs. Female Homicide Rates in the Great Plains Region

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 1,460 21,481,834 6.8
     Male 1,160 10,673,839 10.9
     Female 300 10,807,995 2.8
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:  Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota

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 7, 2023

No comments:

Post a Comment

Let us know what you think about today's commentary!