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 them is preventable.
 
AZ-VDRS

AZ-VDRS Reports

2020 Gun Symposium

Firearm Deaths in Arizona
Publication Date: 
January 29, 2020
Author(s): 
Melissa Kovacs, PhD and David Schlinkert

Presentation slides detailing the findings from the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System (AZ-VDRS), as presented at the AZ-VDRS Gun Symposium on January 29, 2020. This presentation summarizes the report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy on firearm deaths in Arizona from 2015 through 2017.

Suicide in Arizona

Suicide Report Cover
Publication Date: 
August 1, 2020
Author(s): 
David E Choate

Suicides Involving Veterans

Veteran Suicide
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2020
Author(s): 
David E Choate