Homicide and Assault Injuries in New York State

Homicide rates were highest in 1995 at 8.4 deaths per 100,000 New York State residents. The rate decreased to 3.1 deaths per 100,000 in 2014.

The rate of hospitalizations due to assault injuries significantly decreased from a rate of 64.5 per 100,000 New Yorkers in 1995, to a low of 35.2 in 2014.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. Assault injury emergency department visit rates decreased from 428.4 visits per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2005 to 390.3 in 2012. In 2013 the rate was 420.9.

Specific Statistics for Homicide and Assault Injuries

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