Quick Facts

Injuries are the leading killer of British Columbians of those aged one to 44 years-old. More than 400,000 residents of BC are injured each year yet 90% of injuries are both predictable and preventable.

See below for some general statistics on deaths and hospitalizations due to injury, then navigate using the right sidebar for injury-specific statistics.

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Falls, suicide and unintentional poisoning are the top injury-related killers of British Columbians.

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Falls, transport-related and suicide/attempted suicide are the leading causes of hospitalizations.

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Note: Post-op complications, adverse effects and misadventure have been excluded.

Resources & Fact Sheets

Leading Causes of Injury Death (2014)

Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2014 (By age, males and females combined) (PDF)
Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2014 (By age and gender) (PDF)
Data Table – Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2014 (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Death (2009/2010)

Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2010 (By age, males and females combined) (PDF)
Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2010 (By age and gender) (PDF)
Data Table – Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2009 (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization (2013/2014)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2013/14 Table (PDF)
Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2013/14 Chart (PDF)