The Injury Profiles, which was launched on 22 March by the South West Public Health Observatory on behalf of the Public Health Observatories in England, is an interactive site which allows comparisons of accident statistics between local authorities in England. A couple of examples of how the data can be analysed show:
- From the data collected between 2008 – 2010, nearly 11,000 people per year die from accidental injuries, with 2,000 deaths caused by land traffic accidents and 3,300 from falls.
- As a comparison between different local authorities, the statistics show that during 2010/11 there were 137,264 hospital admissions in the under 18’s due to accidental injury, with the highest rate in Liverpool (235.1 per 100,000) and the lowest in Three Rivers, Hertfordshire (67.7 per 100,000).
A link to the page is here: http://www.apho.org.uk/default.aspx?QN=INJURY_DEFAULT
ROSPA believe that the data will help to focus minds on the importance of accident prevention.