10 Leading Causes of Violence-Related Injury, United States
20001, All Races, Both Sexes, Disposition: All Cases
 

Age Groups

          
Rank
<1
1-4
5-9
10-14
15-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65+
All Ages

1
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
2,821
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
18,777
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
49,635*
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
101,818
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
430,919
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
295,879
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
240,276
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
104,493
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
29,436
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
19,722
Other AssaultA
Struck by/
Against
1,294,597

2
Other AssaultA
Fall
784*
Sexual
Assault
10,172
Sexual
Assault
9,440
Sexual
Assault
9,122
Self-harm
Poisoning
57,492
Self-harm
Poisoning
40,603
Self-harm
Poisoning
39,183
Self-harm
Poisoning
17,991
Self-harm
Poisoning
4,180
Self-harm
Poisoning
2,465
Self-harm
Poisoning
170,243

3
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
471*
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
1,735
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
2,987*
Self-harm
Poisoning
8,259
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
47,721
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
30,557
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
22,975
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
8,371
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
2,402*
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
1,215*
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
122,080

4
Other AssaultA
Fire/Burn
229*
Other AssaultA
Fire/Burn
1,333*
Other AssaultA
Fall
2,458*
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
5,790*
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
27,893
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
14,589
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
14,082
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
3,986
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
1,193*
Other AssaultA
Fall
746*
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
65,256

5
Other AssaultA
Natural/
Environme
210*
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
1,111*
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
2,118*
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
3,815
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
23,879*
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
13,272
Legal Int.
Struck by/
Against
11,063
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
3,201
Other AssaultA
Fall
965*
Other AssaultA
Cut/Pierce
610*
Sexual
Assault
63,984

6
Sexual
Assault
189*
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
938*
Other AssaultA
Unknown/
Unspecifi
1,005*
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
3,278
Sexual
Assault
19,301
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
12,486
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
9,949
Legal Int.
Struck by/
Against
2,818*
Other AssaultA
Pedestrian
920*
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
547*
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
52,141

7
Other AssaultA
MV-Occupant
53*
Other AssaultA
Unknown/
Unspecifi
921*
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
643*
Other AssaultA
Fall
1,706*
Other AssaultA
Other Bite/
Sting
15,509
Legal Int.
Struck by/
Against
10,923
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
7,621
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
2,418*
Legal Int.
Struck by/
Against
503*
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
547*
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
48,570

8
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
24*
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
318*
Other AssaultA
Fire/Burn
457*
Other AssaultA
Unknown/
Unspecifi
1,327*
Legal Int.
Struck by/
Against
11,055
Sexual
Assault
9,301
Sexual
Assault
4,095
Other AssaultA
Fall
2,111*
Self-harm
Cut/Pierce
440*
Self-harm
Firearm
Gunshot
315*
Legal Int.
Struck by/
Against
37,350

9
Other AssaultA
Unknown/
Unspecifi
24*
Other AssaultA
Pedal Cyclist
273*
Other AssaultA
Pedestrian
315*
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
1,246*
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
5,867
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
7,476
Other AssaultA
Fall
3,385
Other AssaultA
Firearm
Gunshot
2,098*
Self-harm
Firearm
Gunshot
428*
Three
Tied
240*
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
21,657

10
Four
Tied
19*
Other AssaultA
Inhalation/
Suffoc
239*
Legal Int.
Fire/Burn
296*
Other AssaultA
BB/Pellet
Gunshot
1,245*
Other AssaultA
Fall
3,879
Other AssaultA
Fall
4,106
Other AssaultA
Overexertion
2,825
Sexual
Assault
1,946*
Self-harm
Struck by/
Against
372*
Three
Tied
240*
Other AssaultA
Fall
20,215
Produced By: Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
Data Source: NEISS All Injury Program operated by the Consumer Product Saftey Commission  (CPSC).
1Annualized national estimates are based on emergency department visits from 7/1-12/31 2000. Therefore, estimates may be affected by seasonality.

A The 'Other Assault' category includes all assaults that are not classified as sexual assault. It represents the majority of assaults.

* Injury estimate is unstable because of small sample size.