Year: 1976 Source: American Journal of Epidemiology, v.103, no.4, (1976), p.416-422 SIEC No: 19820541

Those Americans who feel that theirs has become an increasingly violent society have support for that belief in recent mortality statistics. Since 1960, death rates in the United States among young adults from motor vehicle accidents, homicide and suicide have increased dramatically. As of 1973, homicide and suicide rates have shown no indication of leveling off. Death rates from nonviolent causes among young adults, however are declining, particularly among nonwhite females.