Texas Violent Death Reporting System

Welcome to the Texas Violent Death Reporting System (TVDRS). Texas joined the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Violent Death Reporting System in January of 2019. TVDRS takes part in CDC’s national system to link insights about violent death data, including why they occurred.

Our mission is to use violent death data to inform decisions that save lives.

NVDRS is the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools more than 600 unique data elements from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. NVDRS includes all types of violent deaths – including homicides and suicides – in all settings for all age groups.

Texas data will be available in late 2021.

How can TVDRS data be used to prevent violent death?


Think iconInform decision makers about the magnitude, trends, and characteristics of violent deaths.          

Group iconEducate communities about circumstances that contribute to violence.        

Lightbulb iconHelp Decision Makers and Program Planners develop and enhance comprehensive violence prevention efforts to maximize benefits.


For more information about TVDRS or other injury prevention projects in Texas, please contact us at:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Office of Injury Prevention
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1914
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone number: (800) 242-3562
Fax: (512) 458-7658

 External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These external links may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.   

Last updated September 22, 2020