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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.

15-37. Reduce physical assaults.

Target: 25.5 physical assaults per 1,000 persons aged 12 years older.

Baseline: 31.1 physical assaults per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older in 1998.

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (rates per 1,000).

Persons Aged 12 Years and Older, 1998 Physical Assaults
Rate per 1,000
TOTAL 31.1
Race and ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander DSU
Asian DNC
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander DNC
Black or African American 33.7
White 31.1
Hispanic or Latino 25.6
Not Hispanic or Latino 31.5
Black or African American DNA
White DNA
Female 24.3
Male 38.3
Select populations  
aged 12 to 15 years
aged 16 to 19 years
Young adults
aged 20 to 24 years

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

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.