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Rokaw, William M., James A. Mercy and Jack C. Smith. 1990 ‘Comparing Death Certificate Data with FBI Crime Reporting Statistics on US Homicides.’ Public Health Reports; Vol. 105, No. 5 (Sept/Oct), pp. 447-55. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1 September
In the United States, two independent systems provide national data on homicides that are useful for surveillance.
The vital statistics system coordinated by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Public Health Service compiles national mortality data, including homicide data, from death certificates filed with State health departments.
The other system, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, bases its information about homicide deaths on summary reports filed by local law enforcement authorities…