Fast Fact – August 21, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: 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.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit