Violence related injuries in Wales in the 18-24 age group

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Violence related injuries in Wales in the 18-24 age group

  • There is a decreasing trend in attendances due to assault, reducing from 1078.9 per 100,000 to 805.9 per 100,000 in males and decreasing from 516.1 per 100,000 to 345.3 per 100,000 in females (figure 1).
  • Attendance rates are highest in patients who live in the most deprived areas (936.1 per 100,000); rates decrease with decreasing deprivation (335.7 per 100,000 in the least deprived, figure 2).
  • Health boards don’t seem to follow a general trend; some have fluctuating rates (Cwm Taf  and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards) and some have decreasing rates (Betsi Cadwaladr and Cardiff and Vale University Health Boards).

Figure 1. Trends in assault attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by sex (3 year moving averages)

 

Figure 2. Attendance rates due to assault for 18-24 year olds by Welsh Index for Multiple Deprivation 2011 fifths (2013-2015 average)

Figure 3. Trends in attendance rates due to assault for 18-24 year olds by health board (3 year averages). Note that in 2012, the rate for Cwm Taf University Health Board lies within the rate for Hywel Dda University Health board.