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Violent Death Reporting System (NJVDRS)

njvdrs logoThe New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System (NJVDRS) was established and is maintained at the NJDOH Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (CHS) through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This surveillance system links data from multiple sources into a single standardized record of a violent death.

A violent death is defined as a death that results from the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or a group or community.  NJVDRS includes:

  • homicides
  • suicides
  • deaths resulting from legal intervention (i.e., when individuals are killed by law enforcement personnel in the line of duty)
  • unintentional firearm injury deaths
  • injury deaths of undetermined intent


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