epidemiology

 

Violence, trauma, crime and homicide data is produced regularly by governments, global political organisations, health-care providers, police forces, and pressure groups - to name but a few - and it can be a challenge to locate the most up-to-date statistics.

For example, the United Nations has produced a comprehensive Global study on homicide whilst in England and Wales the Office of National Statistics releases annual crime and violence statistics, the latest dealing with homicide for 2012/2013 (with a separate set of statistics for intimate personal violence and partner abuse). Injury and poisoning mortality data from the ONS is also updated regularly.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides fatal injury data, and accidental injury data.

Child injury and homicide data for England & Wales has been produced by specialist interest groups such as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC - child homicide data) and the Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN - severe injury in children review 2012).

In order to keep up with current trends in the epidemiology of traumatic injury, violence and homicide, visit the curated weblinks supporting this website Delicious, searchable by subject 'tag':

homicide data visualisation

 

Homicide monitor (http://homicide.igarape.org.br/) provides an excellent data-visualisation tool, mapping homicide data on to an interactive globe.

The screenshot below shows the homicide data for the UK; explore the globe to find those countries with the highest homicide rates.

 

 

homicide mapping & statistics online

 

The decline in violence and homicide - TED talk given by Stephen Pinker

 

Learn more about his book here.

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