Fast Fact – May 7, 2021
In 2019, 58 Colorado children died from intentional or unintentional injuries, a rate of 5.9 injury deaths for every 100,000 children ages 1-14. That same year, 177 teens died from their injuries, yielding a teen injury death rate of 46.4 deaths for every 100,000 young people ages 15-19. Both 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.