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Violence-related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 1997
11 pages
Publication Series
Data from a nationally representative sample of 31 hospitals with emergency departments were used to estimate the number of people treated for nonfatal injuries from confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence in 1994.

Presents findings from a study of violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 conducted using the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) program. The study found that 1.4 million persons were treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 for injuries inflicted in confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence. Of these, 243,000 were inflicted by someone with whom the victim had an intimate relationship (spouse, ex-spouse, or current or former boyfriend or girlfriend), an estimate 4 times higher than the equivalent estimate from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Date Published: August 1, 1997