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Reduce homicides.

Target: 3.0 homicides per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 6.5 homicides per 100,000 population occurred in 1998 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data sources: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS; FBI Uniform Crime Reports, U.S. Department of Justice.

Total Population, 1998

Homicides

Rate per 100,000

TOTAL

6.5

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

9.1

Asian or Pacific Islander

3.5

Asian

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DNC

Black or African American

22.6

White

4.0

 

Hispanic or Latino

8.8

Cuban

8.3

Mexican

9.0

Puerto Rican

7.9

Not Hispanic or Latino

6.2

Black or African American

23.4

White

3.1

Gender

Female

3.1

Male

10.0

Education level (aged 25 to 64 years)

Less than high school

17.1

High school graduate

9.9

At least some college

2.7

Select populations (not age adjusted)

Children under 1 year

8.1

Children aged 1 to 4 years

2.6

Children aged 10 to 14 years

1.5

Adolescents aged 15 to 19 years

11.7

Persons aged 15 to 34 years

13.0

Intimate partners aged 14 to 45 years (spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend)

DNC

Black or African Americans aged 15 to 34 years

48.2

Females

13.3

Males

84.9

Hispanic males aged 15 to 34 years

33.5

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.
Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.