This module provides data on violent deaths that occurred in Wisconsin, 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. More Definitions.
The module provides three separate query pages. This query page determines counts of violent deaths by type of death, allowing you to select a subpopulation or circumstance of death. Another page provides rates of violent deaths. A third page, Violent Death Weapons, provides data on the weapons or mechanisms involved in violent deaths in Wisconsin.
To shape your query, first decide the measure you want, either number of violent deaths or ranked types of violent death. You can narrow your focus to a particular type of violent death.
Next, select the geographic area. You can also choose to focus on selected age, sex, race, or ethnicity groups, or violent death circumstances. 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.