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Injury Prevention and Safety

Violence and Injuries Affect Everyone!

It is likely that you or someone you know has been touched by violence or injury: A neighborhood child killed in a car crash. A friend who committed suicide. An older relative who fell and suffered a brain injury.

Violence and injuries affect everyone, regardless of:

In the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries — such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, or homicides — than from any other cause.  This includes deaths due to:

And, deaths are only part of the problem. Each year, millions of people are injured and survive. They are faced with life-long mental, physical, and financial problems.


Prevention Saves Lives

Violence and injuries are so common that we often accept them as just part of life. But they can be prevented, and their consequences reduced. We know prevention works. For example:


Take action today by learning more about ways you can protect yourself and others from violence and injuries!


Source and Additional Information:

Saving Lives and Protecting People from Violence and Injuries (CDC)


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Last Reviewed: Jun 25, 2014