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Publication Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments

Michael R. Rand

August 24, 1997    NCJ 156921

Presents findings from a study of violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 conducted using the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) program. The study found that 1.4 million persons were treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 for injuries inflicted in confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence. Of these, 243,000 were inflicted by someone with whom the victim had an intimate relationship (spouse, ex-spouse, or current or former boyfriend or girlfriend), an estimate 4 times higher than the equivalent estimate from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

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