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Virginia Injury and Violence Data


Injuries and violence contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality and impact daily life for individuals and communities. In 2012, 4,170 Virginians died and more than 35,000 were hospitalized as a result of injury and violence-related causes. These hospitalizations resulted in more than 165,000 days of inpatient care and more than 1.4 billion dollars 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) has been designed to provide 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 2012. VOIRS will be updated periodically as new data become available.

For questions about VOIRS, please contact the Injury and Violence Epidemiologist, Anne Zehner, at

Injury Death Database

Injury Hospitalization Database

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Links to Other Injury Data:

WISQARS: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

FARS: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Data

NEISS: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Additional Virginia Data Pages


Virginia Fact Sheets

Bicycle Safety

Dog Bite Prevention

Teen Dating Violence

Child Passenger Safety

Childhood Falls

Motor Vehicle Traffic


Elderly Falls

Infant/Childhood Suffocation

Inhalant Abuse

Intimate Partner Violence

Pedestrian Safety

Playground Safety


School-Age Children

Sexual Violence

Suicide Prevention

Fire and Burn Prevention
Traumatic Brain Injury Drowning Prevention


For additional research and data resources click here.

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Contact Us:

Prevention and Evaluation Injury Epidemiologist
Anne Zehner 804-864-7659

Information Line: 1-800-732-8333

Phone: (804) 864-7732

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Last Updated: 10-10-2014

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