Homicide and Assault Injuries in New York State

The rate of homicide, per 100,000 New York State residents, was highest in 1995 at 8.4 deaths. The rate decreased to 3.5 deaths per 100,000 in 2012. Since 1998, the rate has remained fairly consistent, with a high of 5.2 deaths in 2000 and 2001, and a low of 3.5 deaths in 2012.

The rate of hospitalizations due to assault, per 100,000 New Yorkers, has significantly decreased from a rate of 64.5 in 1995, to a low of 40.8 during 2012.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. For each 100,000 New Yorkers, the rate of outpatient emergency department treatment due to assault decreased from 428.4 visits in 2005 to 390.3 in 2012.

Specific Statistics for Homicide and Assault Injuries

Chart showing homicides, 1995-2012

The charts and tables detail multi-year, statewide statistics for all homicide and assault injuries among New York State residents. Data is presented in annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New York State residents.

Additional Resources within the Department of Health

Additional resources on homicide and assault injuries can be found on the Injury Prevention website within the specific topic areas or within the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

Email: injury@health.ny.gov