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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1994 Oct 14;43(40):725-7.

Homicides among 15-19-year-old males--United States, 1963-1991.


In 1991, nearly half (13,122 [49%]) of the 26,513 homicide victims in the United States were males aged 15-34 years. In addition, among males in this age group, homicide accounted for 18% of all deaths and was the second leading cause of death (Table 1). During 1963-1991, the pattern of homicide rates changed substantially; the change was greatest for males aged 15-19 years, for whom rates increased substantially (Figure 1). This report summarizes these trends and presents strategies for violence prevention and intervention.

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