Unintentional Injuries in New York State

Unintentional injury death rates remained consistent between 1995 and 2009, but have increased steadily from 25.6 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2009 to 28.3 in 2013. In 2014 the rate decreased to 27.5.

Unintential injury hospitalizations rates have 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 dropped steadily since that year. In 2014, there were 652.4 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers because of unintentional injuries.

Unintentional injury emergency department visit rates increased from 6,874.0 injuries per 100,000 people in 2005 to a high of 7,290.4 in 2009. Since then, the rate of emergency department visits has slowly decreased to a low of 6450.3 until 2013 where the rate increased to 7067.6. In 2014 the rate decreased to 6,922.9

Specific Statistics for Unintentional Injuries

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