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Huff - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8123-1470

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2-2022

Publication Title

Preventive Medicine Reports

Volume

26

Abstract

Limited research attention has focused on homicides involving foreign-born victims. Using data from the National Violent Death Reporting System, we examined 9428 homicides that occurred in 2017 in the United States across 32 states and D.C. Approximately 8% of homicide victims were foreign-born. Homicide victimization rates were substantially lower for foreign-born persons, compared to U.S.-born persons. However, foreign-born persons from Honduras, El Salvador, and Jamaica had a substantially higher risk of homicide victimization. Notably, few homicides involving foreign-born victims were gang- or drug-trade-related. With the growing number of immigrants in the United States, policy and prevention efforts should be guided by research.

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This is an article published by ScienceDirect in Preventive Medicine Reports on February 2, 2022 and can be accessed at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101714

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