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Minnesota Injury Facts, 2008 Edition

Average annual injury deaths in Minnesota, 2003-2007

Source: Minnesota Department of Health
On average, unintentional injuries take the lives of more than 1,700 Minnesotans each year. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, for every injury death, there are three severe traumas — including disabling injuries to the brain and spinal cord; ten additional injuries that require hospitalization, and 100 injuries treated in emergency departments. Finally there are thousands of injuries that result in visits to urgent care or doctor’s offices, or that are simply treated at home.

The National Safety Council estimates the annual cost of fatal and non-fatal unintentional injuries at $652.1 billion in 2006 (latest figures available). In 2007, motor vehicle crashes alone are estimated to have cost Minnesota $1.65 billion. The following information contains the most current data available.

Fatal injuries, Minnesota
All injuries, U.S.
  • Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/duip.htm


  • Traffic injuries, Minnesota
    Traffic injuries, U.S.
  • National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. DOT, http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/


  • Workplace injuries, Minnesota
    Workplace injuries, U.S.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/bls/safety.htm
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/chartbook/


  • Injuries in the home, Minnesota
    Injuries in the home, U.S.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission, http://www.cpsc.gov/LIBRARY/data.html


  • Recreational injuries, Minnesota
    Recreational injuries, U.S.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission, http://www.cpsc.gov/LIBRARY/data.html


  • Minnesota injuries by age
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 1-19
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 20-39
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 40-59
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 60-85+

  • Minnesota Department of Health:
  • Emergency Department-treated Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota 1998 - 2003 (PDF, 708 KB, 28 pages)
  • Nonfatal Hospitalized Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota 1998 - 2003 (PDF, 241 KB, 28 pages)
  • Ten Leading Causes of Nonfatal Hospitalized Injury by Age Group, Minnesota 1998-2001
  • Ten Leading Causes of Nonfatal ED-treated Injury by Age Group, Minnesota 1998-2001


  • Minnesota injuries by gender Minnesota injuries by costs
  • Minnesota Department of Health, http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/pub/ed2001/index.cfm (see "Impact")
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety, http://www.dps.state.mn.us/ots/crashdata/codes_project.asp


  • Prevention recommendations