From 2015 through 2019, Arizona saw more than 8,500 homicides and suicides, specifically, there were 6,700 suicides, 1,900 homicides and another 830 violent deaths of undetermined manner. The impact of these thousands of violent deaths affects us all. Even if you have not been personally touched by such a tragedy, the social costs to the community, the burden on law enforcement and the criminal justice system, and the overall quality of life for Arizona residents are adversely impacted by homicides and suicides in our communities. And each one of them is preventable.AZ-VDRS Logo


AZ-VDRS Reports

Evaluating Participation Rates among Law Enforcement Agencies Eligible for AZ-VDRS Participation, 2020 - 2023

Publication Date: April 20, 2024
Author(s): Jordan Batchelor

This report describes law enforcement agencies and their participation with the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System between 2020 and 2023. It details rates of participation among county sheriffs, municipal agencies, state/federal agencies, and tribal agencies, and provides a detailed table for the number of decedents by year for each agency.

Jurisdictional Reports

AZ Counties
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
Author(s): AZ-VDRS staff

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AZ-VDRS Summary Reports

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

These reports represet annualized summaries, program evaluations, and other topics related to the overall performance of the AZ-VDRS.

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