Let’s just keep going with the research article theme for the week: new research published out of the UK that caught my attention. A shared data approach more accurately represents the rates and patterns of violence with injury assaults was recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. From the abstract:
[The purpose of this study is] to investigate whether sharing and linking routinely collected violence data across health and criminal justice systems can provide a more comprehensive understanding of violence, establish patterns of under-reporting and better inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of violence prevention initiatives.
This is a good article for discussion at SART meetings, and for communities considering how they gather (and share) violence statistics. It’s available free, full-text online.