New MDHHS Burden Report on Injury & Violence in Michigan


The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Injury and Violence Prevention Section has released a new report, “Injury and Violence in Michigan: Michigan’s Core Violence and Injury Prevention Burden Report”. The report summarizes Michigan’s burden of injury injury-related morbidity and mortality, based on aggregate data over the last 10 years through 2015. The report highlights findings related to four core focus areas:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Motor vehicle crashes (MVC)
  • Child abuse and neglect (CAN)
  • Intimate partner/sexual violence (IP/SV)

The report highlights key differences in the Michigan aggregate findings for injury-related causes of death versus the U.S. national statistics for 2015: homicide was the most frequent for children ages 1-4, and suicide was the leading cause for adults aged 55-64.

The report also addresses five other leading categories of injury and violence in Michigan:

  • Falls
  • Unintentional suffocations
  • Homicides
  • Suicides
  • Poisonings

“Injuries are the leading cause of death for Michigan residents between the ages of 1 to 49 years of age (2015).”

“On an average day over this decade, 160 people were hospitalized, and 17 people died in Michigan from an injury.”

MDHHS Core VIPP Burden Report, 2018

Access the full report (in PDF version) here.

Click here to learn more about the MDHHS Injury and Violence Prevention Section.