Characteristics of childhood homicide in Ohio, 1974-84

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Childhood homicide deaths in Ohio from 1974 to 1984 were examined using Ohio Vital Statistics records and US Census Data. Homicide rates varied from 25/100,000 for Black infant males to 0.8/100,000 for White femals ages 5-9. Child battering was the leading cause of death for children <5 years. Firearms accounted for 56 per cent of homicide deaths for children 10-14 years of age. The childhood homicide rates in the four largest Ohio cities were substantially higher in areas with low socioeconomic indicators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-824
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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