Injury Deaths

Injury mortality rate is the summation of both intentional and unintentional deaths, including criminal deaths and “accidental” deaths such as falls and poisonings.

Peer City Comparison

Louisville currently ranks 13th among its peer cities in injury mortality rate with 79.7 injury deaths per 100,000 people. Injury deaths include deaths from intentional and unintentional injuries per 100,000 people. Intentional injuries include suicide and homicide. Unintentional injuries include poisoning, motor vehicle traffic, and falls.

Louisville is in the bottom tier of its peer group according to a natural breaks algorithm. Cities in green are those that outperform their peers, cities in yellow represent the middle cluster, and those in red are a group that lags behind its peers on this indicator.