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Unintentional Injury Statistics

The following are the latest U.S. statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC, and other sources:

  • Unintentional injuries continue to be the fifth leading cause of death overall, and the leading cause of death for those under 35 years of age.

  • The top three causes of fatal unintentional injuries include motor vehicle crashes, poisoning, and falls.

  • Suffocation was the leading mechanism of unintentional injury death among infants.

  • In 2010, 33,687 motor vehicle-related deaths occurred.

  • In 2010, 33,041 unintentional poisoning deaths occurred.

  • In 2010, 26,009 unintentional falls deaths occurred.