I guess "The More You Know..."
It seems perfectly logical if you study what causes violent deaths that you can work to prevent at least some of them. It's at least a good theory.
Apparently, Texas hooked up with the C.D.C. (Center for Disease Control) in 2019 and began submitting to the national database. It is a timed rollout comprised of the bigger counties at first, with others being rolled in along the way. Eventually, by the end of 2027 all counties in Texas are set to contribute.
It's just a little creepy and off-putting to know that all of this is being tracked, but I think it would be even more worrisome to find out that no one is attempting to do anything with the information. It does seem like the reporting will be put to good use, and hopefully not cause any duress for the survivors and/or family members left behind.
So how is a "violent death" defined by the C.D.C and the State Of Texas.? That would be homicides, suicides, accidental gun deaths, and "undetermined" violent deaths. None of this is too savory to talk about, but these things happen and if any underlying causes can be found, then it's possible that some solutions can be found.
It's good to see Texas cooperating with others on the national level. Having more data available should increase the reliability of the conclusions drawn and steps taken to reduce violent deaths. I hope Texas will continue this transition toward total reporting to the C.D.C.