Unintentional Injuries in New York State

The rate of deaths due to unintentional injury has remained fairly consistent, with high of 27.0 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2012 and a low of 20.6 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 1998.

The rate of hospitalizations due to unintentional injury had been increasing since 2001, when there was a rate of 605.2 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers. The rate of hospitalizations increased to 704.2 in 2009 and has been dropping steadily since that year. In 2012, there were 681.4 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers because of unintentional injury.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. The rates of emergency department visits due to unintentional injury per 100,000 residents have risen from 6,874.0 in 2005 to a high of 7,290.4 in 2009. Since then, the rate of emergency department visits has slowly decreased.

Specific Statistics for Unintentional Injuries

Chart showing unintentional deaths, 1995-2008

These charts, tables and graphs present multi-year data indicating the annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New York State residents of deaths, hospitalizations and/or emergency department visits for unintentional injuries.

Additional Resources within the Department of Health

Additional resources on unintentional injuries can be found on the Injury Prevention website within the specific topic areas or within the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

Email: injury@health.ny.gov