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.