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YOUTH HOMICIDE RACIAL DISPARITIES: DISCUSSION

There are conflicting reports regarding the trend of homicide among youths in the United States. Fingerhut et al. reported that homicide rates declined among 15-24-year-olds in the United States from 1993 through 1995. The most rapid declines have been reported among African Americans in the United States from 1987-1995. The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource […]

YOUTH HOMICIDE RACIAL DISPARITIES: RESULTS

The study included all (1,317) youth (15-24 years of age) homicides in New Jersey’s 21 counties for an eight-year period, 1989-1997. Figure 1 shows that young age is disproportionately associated with an increase of lethal violent crime. The highest peak of age-specific homicide incidence rate is among young adults aged 20-24 years. The racial disparity […]

YOUTH HOMICIDE RACIAL DISPARITIES: METHODS

The Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD) was used for defining homicide and its subclassifications. The homicide and its subclassification ICD codes (E960-E989) were used to abstract the homicide data from the death certificate files of the State of New Jersey Department of Health for the years 1989 through 1997. Only the […]

YOUTH HOMICIDE RACIAL DISPARITIES

INTRODUCTION Geographic variation in homicide racial disparities in the United States has been evaluated primarily on a national, regional, or state-by-state basis1″ . Because of the heterogeneity of nationwide, regionwide, or statewide populations, it has been suggested that homicide be examined in smaller geographic areas. Counties may provide a compromise, as units are small enough […]