Homicides of American Indians/Alaska Natives — National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2003–2018

November 19, 2021 | By Emiko Petrosky, MD; Laura M. Mercer Kollar, PhD; Megan C. Kearns, PhD; Sharon G. Smith, PhD; Carter J. Betz, MS; Katherine A. Fowler, PhD; Delight E. Satter, MPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Homicide is a leading cause of death for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Intimate partner violence (IPV) contributes to many homicides, particularly among AI/AN females. This report summarizes data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) on AI/AN homicides. Results include victim and suspect sex, age group, and race/ethnicity; method of injury; type of location where the homicide occurred; precipitating circumstances (i.e., events that contributed to the homicide); and other selected characteristics.

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