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CHILDHOOD DEATHS DUE TO INJURY

In 2002, unintentional injuries caused the deaths of 1,641 children ages 1-4 and 2,718 children ages 5-14. Among children ages 1-4, motor vehicle crashes, drowning, and fire were the most common causes of unintentional injury death. Motor vehicle crashes were the most common cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 5-14, followed by deaths due to drowning, fire, and suffocation.

In addition, 423 children ages 1-4 were the victims of homicide and 620 children ages 5-14 were the victims of homicide or suicide.

Graph: Deaths Due to Unintentional Injury[d]