Indicator Report - Homicide
Why Is This Important?From 2006 to 2010, Utah's age-adjusted homicide rate was 1.8 per 100,000 persons. This is an average of 50 homicides per year. Utah has one of the lowest age-adjusted homicide rates in the U.S. 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.
Homicide by Sex and Year, Utah and U.S., 2003-2010
Data NotesICD-10 codes X85-X99, Y00-Y09, Y87.1, U01-U02. Homicides are determined by using ICD-10 codes X85-Y09, Y87.1. Data are age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
Data SourcesUtah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program.
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 04/10/2012, Published on 08/22/2012