Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System (WVDRS)

Topic/focus: Disease - Specific / Registry, Vital Events
Year(s): 2004 - 2008
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Study and sample characteristics: Summary statistics based on vital records, police reports, medical examiner reports
Universe: Violent deaths in Wisconsin
Variables: n/a
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free online
Key web links: Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System (WVDRS)
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary: The Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System (WVDRS) is a statewide, active surveillance system that collects detailed information on all suicide deaths, all homicide deaths, deaths of undetermined intent, deaths resulting from legal intervention, and deaths related to unintentional firearm injuries that occur in Wisconsin. See also the National Violent Death Reporting System.