Idaho Violent Death Reporting System (IdVDRS)
Established in 2002, the National Violent Death Reporting System is a comprehensive, state-based public health surveillance system, overseen by The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), which allows states to collect comprehensive data on circumstances surrounding violent deaths. Data are collected from three primary sources: the death certiﬁcate; the coroner’s report; and law enforcement reports. By combining information on a violent death from these three sources, NVDRS builds a comprehensive picture of the circumstances in a victim’s life which have led to or contributed to their death.
In 2018, the Idaho Vital Records and Statistics, within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, was funded by the CDC to establish the Idaho Violent Death Reporting System (IdVDRS). The IDVDRS collects data on all violent deaths which occur annually in the state of Idaho. By collecting comprehensive data on violent deaths, IdVDRS prevention partners can create targeted, evidence-based prevention strategies to help reduce the burden of violent death in Idaho.