The Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System (KYVDRS) addresses the need for accurate surveillance and data analysis by combining data from death certificates, coroner/medical examiner reports, police reports, crime laboratory reports, toxicology reports, and child fatality review team reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are facilitating a national surveillance system titled the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to merge uniform violent death data from all states. In 2018, NVDRS expanded to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Kentucky was funded in 2004 and started to collect violent death data in 2005. For more information on the NVDRS, visit the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).