Injuries and violence contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality and impact daily life for individuals and communities. In 2013, 4,242 Virginians died and more than 36,000 were hospitalized as a result of injury and violence-related causes. These hospitalizations resulted in more than 166,000 days of inpatient care and $1.58 billion in medical charges. From motor vehicle traffic accidents and unintentional falls to suicide and assault, injuries and violence affect health across the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Online Injury Reporting System (VOIRS) provides the public with data on deaths and hospitalizations attributable to injury.
The Division of Prevention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the Division of Policy and Evaluation, has developed this online injury reporting
system to allow quick and easy access to basic injury data. The system will allow you to create customized data reports on various types of injury
hospitalizations and deaths. Data are available for both intentional and unintentional injuries, and some demographic and geographic information is
included to allow for more detailed analysis.
Currently the database contains data on injury-related hospitalizations and deaths for Virginia residents, for the period of 1999 to 2013. VOIRS will be updated periodically as new data become available.
For questions about VOIRS, please contact the Injury and Violence Epidemiologist, Anne Zehner, at email@example.com.
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