Reduce unintentional injury deaths — IVP‑03

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

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

43.2 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce unintentional injury deaths

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


Unintentional injuries from things like falls, drug overdoses, and motor vehicle crashes are a major cause of death in the United States. There are many effective interventions to reduce unintentional injuries, including interventions tailored to groups at high risk for certain types of injuries.