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Injury and Violence
Both unintentional injuries and those caused by acts of violence are major causes of death for Americans of all ages. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans age 1 to 34. 
 
Five Leading Causes of Death, Ages 1 to 34
  1. Unintentional injury: 30,665 deaths in 2013
  2. Suicide: 11,621 deaths in 2013
  3. Homicide: 9,179 deaths in 2013
  4. Cancer: 6,392 death in 2013 
  5. Heart Disease: 4,541 deaths in 2013
 
Data source: National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010, CDC/NCHS and Census. 
 
Healthy People 2020 Targets
 
Homicide
5.2 homicides per 100,000 population in 2013 (age adjusted)
 
Most recent: 5.2
HP 2020 Target: 5.5
Target has been exceeded
 
Data source:  National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010, CDC/NCHS and Census
 
Injury Deaths
58.8 deaths per 100,000 population in 2013 (age adjusted)
 
Most recent: 58.8
HP 2020 Target: 53.7
8.7% decrease needed
 
Data source: National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010, CDC/NCHS and Census