New York's Child Injury Death Rate Is Half The National Rate
Child Injury Death
New York City's child injury death rate is half the national rate, thanks mainly to lower rates of car passenger deaths and homicides.
While children in New York City are seven times less likely to die as car passengers, motor vehicles remain the leading cause of accidental child deaths in New York City.
In New York City, 286 children between the ages of one and 12 died from injury during the five-year period from 2001 through 2005. Injury deaths mainly include accidents, homicides and suicides. Two thirds of these deaths were accidents. While motor vehicles were the single largest contributor, 55% of fatal injuries occurred in or around the home