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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

Healthy People 2010 Objectives

Injury Prevention

15-34. Reduce the rate of physical assault by current or former intimate partners.

3.6 physical assaults per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older.

Baseline: 4.5 physical assaults per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older by current or former intimate partners in 1994.

Target setting method: 20 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data source: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Persons Aged 12 Years and Older, 1994* Physical Assault by
Current or Former
Intimate Partners

Rate per 1,000
Race and ethnicity  
 American Indian or Alaska Native DSU
 Asian or Pacific Islander DSU
 Asian DNC
 Native Hawaiian - Pacific Islander DSU
 Black or African American DNA
 White DNA
 Hispanic or Latino DNC
 Female 7.6
 Male 1.4
Education level  
 Less than high school DNA
 High school graduate DNA
 At least some college DNA

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.

*New data for population groups will be added when available.

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.