Injury Rates, Safety Statistics for States
The Centers for Disease Control compiles statistics on deaths caused by various types of injuries.
Drug overdoses and poisonings, motor vehicle accidents and falls account for the bulk of injury-related fatalities. Other deaths measured in the CDC data include, but are not limited to, suicides, homicides and fires.
Some injuries are much more common than others in certain areas of the country. Overall, New Mexico had the highest per-capita fatality rate of any state from 2007 to 2009.
The map below shows 2007-2009 age-adjusted death rates, with states reporting higher numbers of fatalities per 100,000 residents shaded in dark red. Click a state to view its rate.
Source: National Vital Statistics System