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New data from national violent death reporting system shed light on law enforcement officer deaths, their use of lethal force

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Violence-related deaths, including homicides and suicides, are an urgent public health problem, according to Alex E. Crosby, M.D., M.P.H., James A. Mercy, Ph.D., and Debra Houry, M.D., M.P.H., from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta. Their commentary and contributions by other noted experts in the supplement to the November American Journal of Preventive Medicine provide valuable insights into new data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), which can help inform current debates about violence, prevention, and public policy.
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