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 on-going and regularly collected data systems including:
To make a data request please email the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch or call 919-707-5425. Please review the data request policies and procedures to help us ensure that your requested information is timely, accurate and useful.
There are several sources of injury and violence data available on the web:
The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics (N.C. SCHS) is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. They provide high quality health information for making better informed decisions and effective health policies. The goal of the N.C. SCHS is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.
WISQARS(Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system from the Centers for Disease Control that provides customized reports of injury-related data. North Carolina specific data is available from WISQARS.
The Inventory of National Injury Data Systems is a list of 44 different federal data systems operated by 16 difference agencies and three private injury registry systems that provide nationwide injury-related data. Each data system is listed along with the agency or organization and associated web sites.
The Injury and Data Resourceswebsite from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention provides an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics and other sources and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.