FastStats – Accidents or Unintentional Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 169,936
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 52.2
  • Cause of death rank: 3

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 36,338
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.2

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 40,231
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 64,795
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 19.9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, tables 6, 7 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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January 20, 2017

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