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To help find ways to prevent violent deaths, it is crucial that we know the facts. Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) links us to the who, what, when, where, how, and why violent deaths occur.
IVDRS is a part ofThe National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools unique data elements from multiple sources into a useable, anonymous database. IVDRS covers all types of violent deaths – including homicides and suicides – in all settings for all age groups.
Linking Data to Save Lives
Data sources include death certificates, coroner/medical examiner reports, law enforcement reports, and crime lab reports. IVDRS currently collects data from 17 of the 102 counties in Illinois.
IVDRS regularly publishes data briefs designed to inform violence prevention policy and practice, and participating counties will receive summary reports. IVDRS is also open to sharing analysis results with researchers, policymakers, violence prevention programs, and others for more focused collaborative projects. To discuss the use of IVDRS findings to inform violence prevention, please contact us at IVDRS@luriechildrens.org or submit a Data Request Form