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Publication The Nation's Two Measures of Homicide

Wendy Regoeczi, Cleveland State University, Duren Banks, Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute, Michael G. Planty, Ph.D., Lynn Langton, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics, J. Lee Annest, Margaret Warner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cynthia Barnett-Ryan, Federal Bureau of Investigation

July 22, 2014    NCJ 247060

Summarizes the United States' two national data collection systems related to homicide: the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Supplementary Homicide Reports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Fatal Injury Reports. This report describes the strengths, limitations, differences, and complementary aspects of each program. Both measures were developed as part of a federal effort to improve national statistical systems in the early twentieth century, and have gone through a number of changes since then to improve consistency and coverage.

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