The State of Michigan is committed to preventing violent deaths of its citizens. Currently available data, however, do not always provide the information needed to assess accurately all factors associated with such a death. For example, death certificates provide victim data, but do not provide perpetrator information; police reports focus more on the perpetrator and less on the victim. The MiVDRS will collect detailed information on victims and offenders, including: 

  • demographics
  • substance use
  • relationship of victim to offender
  • circumstances leading to the injury
  • whether the event occurred at home or work
  • date and location of the incident
  • weapon type