World-Wide Fatal Accidents Statistics

Whether we're talking about auto accidents or slip & fall incidents, the truth is that accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States, and the injury rates vary by the type of accident involved. Below are a collection of  accidental death statistics:

  • 35.7 per 100,000 people died from unintentional injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 63,817 male deaths in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002) 
  • Caused 4% of all deaths in Australia 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002) 
  • Caused 4,820 deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002) 
  • Caused 3,168 male deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002) 
  • Caused 1,652 female deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002) 
  • 3.8% of all deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002) **22.5 per 100,000 women died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 30.7 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 35.7 per 100,000 men died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 35.7 per 100,000 people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 36.0 per 100,000 white people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 51.3 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 8.1 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003) 
  • 42.6 per 100,000 with 12,791 cases of "injury mortality" in Canada 1971 
  • 39 people per 100,000 population die from injury and poisoning in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Death Statistics For Accidents By Age In The US 

  • Accidents caused 4.1% of deaths for any age in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 3.0% of deaths less than 1 year old in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 8.1% of deaths for non-neonate infants in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 36.2% of deaths for age 1-4 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 42.0% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 39.6% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 48.5% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 41.3% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 29.0% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 17.1% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 7.6% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 3.0% of deaths for age 55-64 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 65 and over years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 65-74 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • Accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] 
  • 1.8 per 100,000 males died from accidental drowning and submersion in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.5 per 100,000 females died from accidental drowning and submersion in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 7 per 100,000 males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) **2.9 per 100,000 females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) **1.5 per 100,000 males died from accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.9 per 100,000 females died from accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.l5 per 100,000 males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.1 per 100,000 females died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 7.2 per 100,000 males died from fall Injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 3.9 per 100,000 females died from fall Injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 4 per 100,000 people died from unintentional suffocation in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 14.9 per 100,000 people died from a motor vehicle traffic injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 6.8 per 100,000 vehicle occupants died in a traffic motor vehicle accident from in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1 per 100,000 motorcyclists died from injury in traffic motor vehicle accident in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.2 per 100,000 cyclists died from injury in traffic motor vehicle accident in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1.7 per 100,000 pedestrians died from injuries in motor vehicle accident in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 17.5 per 100,000 people died from transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 16.4 per 100,000 people died from unintentional transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1.1 per 100,000 people died from homicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from machinery injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • **0.3 per 100,000 people died from unintentional firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from a firearm injury during war or legal intervention in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1.2 per 100,000 people died from unintentional fire/flame injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1.3 per 100,000 people died from fire or hot object/substance injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1.2 per 100,000 people died from unintentional fire or hot object/substance injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 5.5 per 100,000 people died from a fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 5.3 per 100,000 people died from an unintentional fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from a suicidal fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 1.2 per 100,000 people died from unintentional drowning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.9 per 100,000 people died from a cutting or piercing injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0 per 100,000 people died from unintentional cutting or piercing injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003) 
  • 0.5 per 100,000 people died from natural or environmental injuries in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)

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