Maryland Violent Death Reporting System

​​​​Project Information

The Maryland Violent Death Reporting System (MVDRS) is a statewide surveillance system that organizes and maintains a timely, detailed body of information concerning violent death incidents (homicide, suicide, deaths of undetermined manner, and accidental firearm-related deaths) occurring in the state of Maryland. The MVDRS is a subsidiary of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), administered and funded by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The MVDRS promotes its informati​on as a resource for greater scientific understanding of violent death to encourage the development of effective violent death prevention strategies in the state of Maryland.​ Additional information and variable definitions can be found in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) coding manual

​Please see our newest data products, which include a ​​​Poster Presentation on Female-Identified Homicide Decedents in Maryland and the ​2003-2020 Maryland Violent Death Reporting System (MVDRS) Circumstances on Suicide Deaths in Maryland report, below. 

 Rep​​orts

Contact Information

Project Manager
Maryland Violent Death Reporting System
Maryland Department of Health
201 W. Preston Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443)-615-5051- phone
(443) 681-1492​ - fax
mdh.mvdrs@maryland.gov​

Data Use Agreement

MVDRS Data Use Agreement.pdf

Links

National Violent Death Reporting System (CDC)

Center for Injury and Violence Prevention (MDH​)

Maryland State Health Improvement Process (SHIP)

Maryland State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS)​

Partnership for a Safer Maryland

Data to Action for Violence Prevention