State Data Sources

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) Surveillance Unit maintains statewide injury and violence-related surveillance by providing emergency department, hospital discharge, and mortality data to monitor the incidence of and risk factors for fatal and nonfatal injury.

The branch provides this information to North Carolina’s health professionals, citizens, lawmakers and others interested in injury and violence prevention in the state. Injury and violence surveillance data provides the epidemiologic foundation for effective, data-driven injury and violence prevention intervention planning. The unit compiles information from several ongoing and regularly collected data systems.

Data System Reports (all include some violence-related data)
NC State Center for Health Statistics

Includes data reports on homicide, suicide, firearms, physical and sexual assaults.

County-Level and Other Local Data Resources

NC State Center for Health Statistics
NC Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
  • NC-VDRS (North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System) 
  • N.C. DETECT (North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool) in collaboration with UNC School of Medicine
  • BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)
NC Administrative Office of the Courts: Domestic Violence Protective Order Information
NC Attorney General Domestic Violence Statistics
NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement
NC Governor’s Crime Commission: Intimate Partner Violence Services
NC Office of Budget and Management: Log Into North Carolina (LINC) (includes health data!)
NC Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry database
NC Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification
Local Law Enforcement Crime Reports – Must visit each county’s police department website

Intimate Partner Violence: National Data Sources

CDC Data Sources
  • National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) and the Department of Defense (DoD), developed a telephone survey, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). In 2010, NISVS began collecting ongoing population-based surveillance data, generating accurate and reliable incidence and prevalence estimates for intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking victimization.
  • National Violent Death Reporting System
    CDC funds 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and established the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to gather, share, and link state-level data on violent deaths. NVDRS provides CDC and states with a more complete understanding of violent deaths. This enables policy makers and community leaders to make informed decisions about violence prevention programs, including those that address intimate partner violence.
  • The National Survey of Family Growth
    The National Survey of Family Growth gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men’s and women’s health. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies of families, fertility, and health.
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • National Violence Against Women Survey (Note: older data)
    To further the understanding of violence against women, the National Institute of Justice and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, jointly sponsored the National Violence Against Women Survey. Interviews were obtained from 8,000 women and 8,005 men who were 18 years of age or older residing in households throughout the United States in 1996. 
Other Federal Data Sources
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Since the 1930s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been collecting data on crime in the United States. Each year, the FBI publishes a summary of Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, special studies, reports, and monographs.
  • National Crime Victimization Survey
    National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the primary source of information on criminal victimization in the United States. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of 77,200 households comprising nearly 134,000 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft.
Non-Federal Data Sources
  • National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) is a nationally representative study that explores the causes of health-related behaviors of adolescents in grades 7 through 12 and their outcomes in young adulthood. Add Health seeks to examine how social contexts (families, friends, peers, schools, neighborhoods, and communities) influence adolescents’ health and risk behaviors.
  • National Survey of Families and Households
    The National Survey of Families and Households was designed to provide a broad range of information on family life for research across disciplinary perspectives. A considerable amount of life-history information was collected, including: the respondent’s family living arrangements in childhood, departures and returns to the parental home, and histories of marriage, cohabitation, education, fertility, and employment. 

Sexual Violence: National Data Sources

CDC Data Sources
Other Federal Data Sources

Suicide: National Data Sources

CDC Data Sources

Other Federal Data Sources

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
    NSDUH provides up-to-date information on substance use, mental health conditions, and suicide-related behaviors in the United States.Non-Federal Data Sources
  • Pan American Health Association, Regional Core Health Data Initiative
    In 1995, the Regional Core Health Data and Country Profile Initiative was launched by the Pan American Health Organization to monitor the attainment of health goals of the Member States. The initiative includes a database with 117 health-related indicators, country health profiles, and reference documents.
  • The American Association of Suicidology
    The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. The Research Division of AAS is dedicated to advancing knowledge about suicidal behavior through science. A description of research projects is available on the AAS Web site.
  • WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
    WHOSIS, the WHO Statistical Information System, is an interactive database bringing together core health statistics for the 193 WHO Member States. It comprises more than 70 indicators, which can be accessed by way of a quick search, by major categories, or through user-defined tables. The data can be further filtered, tabulated, charted and downloaded. The data are also published annually in the World Health Statistics Report released in May.

Non-Federal Data Sources

Child Maltreatment: National Data Sources

CDC Data Sources

Other Federal Data Sources

Non-Federal Data Sources

Youth Violence: National Data Sources

Quick Facts
CDC Data Sources
Other Federal Data Sources