WISH Query: Violent Deaths

(Data Updated November 2016)

This module provides data on violent deaths that occurred in Wisconsin, based on the Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System (WVDRS). WVDRS collects data from vital records (death certificates), medical examiner and coroner offices, and police agencies. "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.

Step 1. Which measure do you wish to focus on?

Step 2. Select one or more type of violent death.

Note: The "type of violent death" codes used in the Violent Deaths module differ from the "manner of death" codes used in the Mortality and Injury Mortality modules in WISH. As a result, counts and rates from the Violent Death module may differ from those obtained from the Mortality and Injury Mortality modules.

Step 3. Select death circumstances.

All of the following circumstance variables apply to the violent death victim.

Current mental health problem

Current treatment for mental health problem

Alcohol problem

Family relationship problem

Other relationship problem
(Counts from 2011 and before are not comparable to counts from 2012 and after.)

Interpersonal violence perpetrator

Precipitated by another crime

Intimate partner problem

History of suicide attempts

Person left suicide note

Other legal problem

Job problem

School problem

Recent suicide of friend or family

Intimate partner violence related

Jealousy

Crisis occurred or was imminent within two weeks of the incident

Current depressed mood

Ever treated for mental health problem

Other substance abuse problem

Abused as child

Argument over money/property/drugs
(Counts from 2011 and before are not comparable to counts from 2012 and after.)

Interpersonal violence victim

First other crime in progress

History of suicide thoughts/plans (available only for 2012 - 2013)

Disclosed intent to commit suicide

Recent criminal legal problem

Physical health problem

Financial problem

Eviction or loss of home

Other death of friend or family

Victim used weapon

Drug involvement

Step 4. Choose One or More Geographic Areas

All locations refer to place of injury.

State: Click on the "Wisconsin statewide" button. (This is the default option.)
Region: Click on the "Region" button. Then select the region name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple regions.
County: Click on the "County" button. Then select the county name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple counties.

Note: To see results for individual areas, first select the areas of interest here, then choose "Geographic Area" as a ROW variable or COLUMN variable (Step 6 or 7).



 

Step 5. Choose a Year or Multiple Years

Step 6. Choose a Specific Subpopulation (Optional)

To select more than one age range, hold down the Control key while you select them.

State of Residence


 

Step 7. Choose A Row Variable

 

Step 8. Choose A Column Variable (Optional)

 

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Last Revised: November 15, 2016