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Violence Dashboard

This dashboard contains statistics and interactive data visualizations from violent hospital discharge reasons and causes of death for violent incidents in Pennsylvania. 

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County Injury Profiles:

Every year profiles of injury events are produced by county using the Hospital Discharge Data from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). The profile provides a convenient one-page summary of the injury burden within a particular county, including information on costs of hospitalization.

Combined Injury Reports:

Beginning with the 2005 data, deaths and hospitalizations due to injury have been combined into one document. This report describes injuries in Pennsylvania by both mechanism (motor vehicle, poisoning, firearm, etc.) and intent (unintentional, self-inflicted/suicide or assault/homicide). Each section includes demographic and trend information as well as a map of rates across Pennsylvania. Bookmarks are included in the document for navigation.

Injury and other hospitalization discharge statistics from 2000 to present can be found through the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Enterprise Data Dissemination Informatics Exchange (EDDIE). Single and five-year statistics and rates are available by state and county for 53 discharge reasons for various demographic groupings. Downloadable aggregate tables, charts and maps are available.

2019 Adverse Childhood Experiences

Pennsylvania included the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) module in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey in 2019.  Questions from the ACE module address negative childhood experiences that often lead to risky behavior and chronic conditions later in life.  This ACE report provides statistics based off responses from questions in the ACE module.