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Florida Violent Death Reporting System

FLVDRS Contact Information

The Florida Violent Death Reporting System (FLVDRS) is a part of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). This program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a surveillance system that collects detailed information on deaths that occurred from violence, including homicide, suicide, unintentional firearm deaths, legal intervention, and deaths with undetermined intent. 

Violent Death Reporting System programs combine information from Vital Statistics Death Certificates, Medical Examiner records, and Law Enforcement reports to enhance data surveillance of violent deaths and aid in the design and implementation of injury and violence prevention and intervention efforts. Together, these multiple sources provide comprehensive context and answers about the “who, what, when, where, and why” leading to violent deaths.

 NVDRS was created in 2002 and began collecting data from six states. By 2006, 17 states were participating. The FLVDRS was established in 2018, and today, NVDRS is implemented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.