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Fatal Injuries - Causes
Los Angeles County, 1999 - 2002

Year

2002

2001

2000

1999

All injuries

4,135

3,934

3,752

3,694

Injuries by intent        
Unintentional

2,128

1,947

1,938

1,942

Self-Inflicted/Suicide

723

756

707

727

Assault/Homicide

1,122

1,073

975

879

Other Intents

162

158

132

146

Year

2002

2001

2000

1999

Detailed causes of injury        
Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame

42

40

54

58

Unintentional - Burn, Hot Object/Substance

3

1

4

5

Unintentional - Cut/Pierce

2

2

0

1

Unintentional - Drowning/Submersion

68

74

82

76

Unintentional - Fall

351

281

269

250

Unintentional - Firearms

10

12

4

14

Unintentional - Machinery

5

6

5

6

Unintentional - MVT, Occupant

426

417

407

405

Unintentional - MVT, Motorcyclist

58

55

57

41

Unintentional - MVT, Bicyclist

15

11

25

20

Unintentional - MVT, Pedestrian

208

235

205

196

Unintentional - MVT, Other

0

0

0

0

Unintentional - MVT, Unspecified

125

136

87

54

Unintentional - Bicyclist, Other

7

5

6

2

Unintentional - Pedestrian, Other

28

44

30

44

Unintentional - Transport, Other

36

32

83

58

Unintentional - Natural/Environmental

15

16

11

15

Unintentional - Overexertion

0

0

0

0

Unintentional - Poisoning

620

491

504

601

Unintentional - Struck by Object

17

6

15

15

Unintentional - Suffocation

44

50

45

43

Unintentional - Other

48

33

45

38

Year

2002

2001

2000

1999

Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Cut/Pierce

27

12

12

14

Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Firearm

311

347

336

367

Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Hanging/Suffocation

188

222

174

178

Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Jump

37

36

33

37

Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Poisoning

131

108

127

101

Self-Inflicted/Suicide - Other

29

31

25

30

Assault/Homicide - Abuse and Neglect

11

15

10

18

Assault/Homicide - Blunt Object

3

4

4

7

Assault/Homicide - Cut/Pierce

78

94

83

69

Assault/Homicide - Fight, Unarmed

1

6

4

4

Assault/Homicide - Firearm

926

866

793

672

Assault/Homicide - Other

103

88

81

109

Other - Legal Int/War

9

15

15

15

Other - Undetermined Intent

53

44

54

49

Other - Late Effects

100

99

63

82

Source: California Dept. of Health Services

 

 

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