Fast Fact – August 21, 2020
In 2018, 90 Colorado children died from intentional or unintentional injuries, a rate of 9.2 injury deaths for every 100,000 children ages 1-14. That same year 169 teens died from their injuries, yielding a teen injury death rate of 44.9 deaths for every 100,000 young people ages 15-19. Both of these rates capture youth suicides which have increased significantly; in recent years, suicide has been recognized as the leading cause of death among Colorado’s youth. To learn more about child and teen injury death rates in specific Colorado counties, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.