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Incidence Statistics for Types of Injury

The information below shows a list of types of Injury, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Injury. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Injury


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Accidental injury N/A N/A No information
Homicide approx 1 in 16,105 or 0.01% or 16,889 people in USA 16,889 16,889 annual cases in 1999 including 10,828 for firearms (NVSR Sep 2001)
Criminal injury N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Injury

Incidence of Injury:

59 million cases (IOM)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 4 or 21.69% or 59 million people in USA [about data]

Types of Injury

For more information about types of Injury, refer to our section on types of Injury.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Injury usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Injury. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Injury at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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