Injuries and violence contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality and impact daily life for individuals and communities. In 2015, 4,901 Virginians died and 35,134 were hospitalized as a result of injury and violence-related causes. These hospitalizations resulted in more than 173,000 days of inpatient care and $1.8 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 Population Health Data, in partnership with the Division of Prevention and Health Promotion, 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 deaths and hospitalizations for Virginia residents for the period of 1999 to 2015. VOIRS will be updated periodically as new data become available.
For more information about VOIRS or to request additional injury and violence data, please contact VOIRS@vdh.virginia.gov.