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The US National Violent Death Reporting System
  1. J C Friday1,
  2. L Barker1,
  3. B Pless2
  1. 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
  2. 2McGill University, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr J C Friday
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K-60, Atlanta, GA, 30341, USA

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Accompanying this issue is a supplement describing the National Violent Death Reporting System established by the Centers for Disease Control in the US. This is welcome news because any such reporting system enhances our ability to prevent injuries. As the papers in the supplement well illustrate, the data are already being put to good use.

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) links and consolidates data about violent deaths (suicides, homicides, deaths of undetermined intent, …

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