Thursday, January 26, 2023

Male vs. Female Homicide Rates in New England

In 2020, the six-state New England region recorded 413 homicide deaths, or about 1.7% of the national total that year.  Consistent with a pattern seen throughout the country, the homicide rate for women in New England was substantially lower than it was for men.  Homicide rates for both genders in the region were considerably lower than the national average as New England as a whole had what was easily the lowest regional homicide death rate in 2020. Further examination of data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics provides the following details about male vs. female homicide rates in New England:

Male vs. Female Homicide Rates in New England

Male vs. Female Homicide Rates in New England

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 413 14,847,468 2.8
     Male 339 7,242,931 4.7
     Female 74 7,604,537 1.0
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:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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 16, 2023

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