Examining Measurement Characteristics of Linked Data on Violent Deaths

Brian Wiersema, University of Maryland at College Park

ABSTRACT
This paper presents recent data from the Maryland Violent Death Reporting System. This system links multiple existing electronic sources of information with data abstracted from paper records on the same violent events. Linking multiple sources allows one to compute estimates of underreporting from individual data dsources as well as estimates of error in indicators that are common across sources.

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