Arizona Violent Death Reporting System

As of October 2014, there are 32 states participating in the NVDRS efforts. The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS) is the lead organization coordinating the AZ-VDRS on behalf of Arizona. To learn more about the NVDRS visit:

To request data from the project please visit the link below or navigate using the menu to the left side of the page:

The Center will coordinate and conduct all data collection and abstraction, analyses and dissemination of findings. CVPCS will work with local agencies across the 15 counties in the state to collect data on violent death incidents and establish a data sharing network. Additionally, the Center will provide technical assistance and custom analyses, when possible, for participating agencies, organizations and other partners. 

The NVDRS operates by gathering and collating information on violent deaths from three primary sources of data:

1.       State health department official death certificate data;

2.       Medical Examiner (or coroner) reports conducting the autopsy; and

3.       Law enforcement investigation reports from the responsible jurisdiction.