Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Colorado Violent Death Reporting System releases report on Homicide in Colorado

The Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS) at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, has just released a report on homicide death in Colorado. 

The report; Health Watch No.101: Homicide in Colorado, 2004-2014: A Summary from the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System, contains detailed information on the burden, characteristics, and overall profile of homicide deaths amongst Colorado residents. The goal of this report is to inform injury and violence prevention efforts, as well as raise awareness about the impact of homicide deaths in Colorado.

The data in the report comes directly from the enhanced public health surveillance system CoVDRS, which is part of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The NVDRS is funded and maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aims to collect detailed, multi source data on violent deaths throughout the United States.

The report can be found at here.

If you have questions or want more information about CoVDRS contact Ethan Jamison at: ethan.jamison@state.co.us or 303-692-2093