Violent death in Connecticut, 2001 to 2004
Publication: Conn Med
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Homicide State Suicide Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Age Factors Aged Connecticut/epidemiology Continental Population Groups Educational Status
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The authors reviewed medical examiner, law enforcement, crime laboratory data, and death certificates on all 1,530 violence deaths (homicide, suicide, undetermined firearm) in Connecticut occurring from 2001-2004. Among other things, they found that Connecticut’s rate of violent death is lower than most other states in the country. Firearms were used in 33% of suicides and 58% of homicides. The majority of the firearms used in both homicides and suicides were handguns (78% and 68%, respectively).