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American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, 2014 Data

Show simple item record Langley, Marty 2017-11-13T22:35:00Z 2017-11-13T22:35:00Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Langley, Marty. (2015). American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, 2014 Data. Violence Policy Center, 16 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract More than 1,200 people died in murder-suicides in America in 2014 and 93 percent of the killers used a gun….[and] 72 percent of murder-suicides were committed by an intimate partner. The majority of the victims of murder-suicides were women, and the vast majority of the killers were men. This is the fifth edition of the VPC’s American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States. The study analyzes news reports of murder-suicides for the six-month period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. To the VPC’s knowledge, it is the largest and most comprehensive analysis available on murder-suicide in the United States. [The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) compiles and combines data from law enforcement, coroners and medical examiners, vital statistics, and crime laboratories and does include information on “Homicide followed by Suicide.” As of this writing, NVDRS data is being collected in 32 states (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin). Aggregate data is currently available for 16 states on the CDC’s NVDRS website.] The VPC study found there were 282 murder-suicide events during this six-month period, or nearly 11 murder-suicides per week. These incidents resulted in 617 deaths, of which 285 were suicides and 332 were homicides. Doubling the total number of fatalities results in a yearly estimate of 1,234 murder-suicide deaths for 2014. (Violence Policy Center Press Release) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Violence Policy Center en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Statistics en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Dating Violence en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Shooting en_US
dc.subject Gun Violence en_US
dc.subject Firearm Violence en_US
dc.subject Victim to Offender Relationship en_US
dc.title American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, 2014 Data en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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