Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
71.2 deaths per 100,000 population (2019)

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.