Indicator Report - Homicide
Why Is This Important?From 2007 to 2011, Utah's age-adjusted homicide rate was 1.9 per 100,000 persons. This is an average of 52 homicides per year. Although Utah has one of the lowest age-adjusted homicide rates in the U.S., infants (less than 1 year) have the highest homicide rate compared to other age groups in Utah. It is the fourth leading cause of death for Utahns ages 1 to 4 and 15 to 24 years old.
Death by homicide takes an enormous toll on the mental and physical well-being of family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers of the victim. The trauma, grief, and bereavement experienced by these individuals have long-lasting impacts that affect many aspects of their lives.
Data NotesHomicides are determined by using ICD-10 codes X85-X99, Y00-Y09, Y87.1, U01-U02. Data are from the 2005-2009 Utah National Violent Death Reporting System using the manner of death of homicide. Data are age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
Data SourcesUtah National Violent Death Reporting System. Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Violence and Injury Prevention Program. Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.
DefinitionNumber of resident deaths resulting from the intentional use of force or power, threatened or actual, against another person, per 100,000 population. ICD-10 codes X85-X99, Y00-Y09, Y87.1, U01-U02.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 07/02/2013, Published on 07/11/2013