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U.S. States With Most, Least Deaths From Injuries

New Mexico Had Most Injury-Related Deaths, New Jersey Had Fewest

States: Deaths From Injury

The report also ranked each state based on its number of deaths due to injury during 2007 to 2009. Those injuries could have been accidental or intentional, meaning from violence-related causes such as murder, suicide, or child abuse.

Here are the five states with the highest death rates from injuries in the U.S.

  1. New Mexico: 97.8 deaths per 100,000 people
  2. Montana: 86.5 deaths per 100,00 people
  3. Alaska:  85.8 deaths per 100,000 people
  4. Wyoming: 84.7 deaths per 100,000 people
  5. Mississippi: 84.3 deaths per 100,000 people

Here are the 5 states with the lowest death rates from injuries in the U.S.

  1. New Jersey: 36.1 deaths per 100,000 people
  2. New York: 37.1 deaths per 100,000 people
  3. Massachusetts: 41.1 deaths per 100,000 people
  4. California: 47.6 deaths per 100,000 people
  5. Connecticut: 47.9 deaths per 100,000 people

For a complete ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, visit

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