Fast Fact – Nov. 11, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 10, 2022

In 2020, 229 Colorado teens died from intentional or unintentional injuriesa rate of 59.6 injury deaths for every 100,000 teens ages 15-19. The rate includes deaths from instances of homicide, suicide, and accidents, and demonstrates an increase compared to 2019. Among the counties with rates published in 2020, the highest rates of injury deaths among teens were seen in Washington, Denver, and Pueblo. To learn more about the rate of teen injury deaths in Colorado over the years, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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