This module provides data on weapons involved in violent deaths that occurred in Wisconsin. It is based on the Wisconsin
Violent Death Reporting System (WVDRS). WVDRS collects data from 72 Wisconsin county medical examiner/coroner offices, many
local police agencies, two crime laboratories, and vital records (death certificates). "Violent deaths" in this reporting
system include all suicide deaths, all homicide deaths, deaths of undetermined intent, deaths resulting from legal
intervention, and deaths related to unintentional firearm injuries.
The module also provides two other query pages: one shows rates
of violent deaths in the population, including demographic data, such as sex, race/ethnicity, and age
groupings; the other shows counts of
violent deaths by manner of death, allowing you to select a subpopulation or
circumstance of death.
Since some violent deaths involve more than one weapon, the total number of weapons used is greater than the total number of
You have the option of limiting your query by choosing specific values for a number of
parameters. Finally, choose row and column variables for your table.
Note: All years of data in the Violent Death Reporting System module were updated in December 2010. Queries run before this update may
have produced slightly different results for the years 2004-2006.
Step 1. Choose a Year or Multiple Years
Step 2. Choose a Specific Subset (Optional)
To select more than one value, hold down the Control key while you select. You can make selections in more than one category.