Massachusetts

Homicide Mortality

Healthy People 2010 Objective: Reduce homicides

Rates per 100,000
National Data Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
2010
Target
10- to 14- year-olds
15- to 19- year-olds
1.2
10.4
1.0
10.3
-0.2
-0.1

 

Massachusetts Data
All the tables below contain data available for Massachusetts and this objective.

Rates per 100,000
Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
Ages 10-14
0.95*
1.72*
0.77
Ages 15-19
3.43*
5.42
1.99
 
Rates per 100,000
Gender by Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
Males 10-14
0.46*
2.40*
1.94
Males 15-19
6.29*
9.91
3.62
Females 10-14
1.46*
1.01*
-0.45
Females 15-19
0.5*
0.87*
0.37
 
Rates per 100,000
Race/Ethnicity by Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
White (non Hispanic) 10-14
0.3*
0.00*
-0.30
White (non Hispanic) 15-19
2.48*
0.28*
-2.20
Black (non Hispanic) 10-14
3.11*
12.72*
9.61
Black (non Hispanic) 15-19
27.03*
44.02*
16.99
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) 10-14
X
0.00*
X
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) 15-19
X
0.00*
X
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) 10-14
X
0.00*
X
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) 15-19
X
4.45*
X
Hispanic 10-14
4.93*
6.38*
1.45
Hispanic 15-19
5.06*
14.08*
9.02
 
Rates per 100,000
Race/Ethnicity and Gender by Age Baseline
(1999)
Final
(2007)
Numeric
Change
White (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
X
0.00*
X
White (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
2.48*
0.57*
-1.91
White (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
0.62*
0.00*
-0.62
White (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
X
0.00*
X
Black (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
X
18.67*
X
Black (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
46.22*
82.18*
35.96
Black (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
6.33*
6.50*
0.17
Black (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
6.92*
5.53*
-1.39
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
X
0.00*
X
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
X
0.00*
X
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
X
0.00*
X
American Indian/Alaskan Native (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
X
0.00*
X
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Males 10-14
X
0.00*
X
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Males 15-19
X
9.08*
X
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Females 10-14
X
0.00*
X
Asian/Pacific Islander (non Hispanic) Females 15-19
X
0.00*
X
Hispanic Males 10-14
4.83*
8.30*
3.47
Hispanic Males 15-19
9.9*
23.63*
13.73
Hispanic Females 10-14
5.04*
4.36*
-0.68
Hispanic Females 15-19
X
4.11*
X
 

Source: WISQARS Fatal Causes of Deaths (using data collected by National Vital Statistics System), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control

*Based on 20 or fewer number of deaths; use with caution

X = In the Baseline or Final columns, “X” represents zero deaths for a subgroup; in the Numeric Change column, “X” means that a number cannot be generated to show the change between baseline and Final.