Reduce fatal injuries — IVP‑01

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
89.0 deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *

63.1 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

70.1 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by injuries in 2018 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce fatal injuries

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


In the United States, injury is the leading cause of death for children and adults between ages 1 and 45 years. Various federal resources can help communities prevent different types of injuries, like traumatic brain injuries and injuries from falls or motor vehicle crashes.