A new report has revealed an alarming disparity surrounding fatal injuries endured by Black children in New York City. According to the New York Daily News, a report released by the Health Department on Friday showed that African-American children in New York die from injuries at triple the rate of other kids throughout the city.
From the New York Daily News:
More than 6.5 of every 100,000 black children under the age of 12 suffer fatal injuries compared to a rate of 2.1 for Hispanics, 2.2 for whites and 2.3 for Asians, the report says.
The study, which examined data from 2010 to 2014, also found that boys and children living in the poorest neighborhoods die from injuries at higher rates than other kids.
On average, 39 city children suffer fatal injuries — as a result of homicides, suicides and other incidents — each year.
According to the report, homicides were the second most common cause of death and unintentional causes that included traffic accidents and fires accounted for half of the incidents, reports the outlet.
Health Commissioner Mary Bassett told the New York Daily News that the Health Department will continue to work towards creating safer environments for communities of color and children living in poverty.
SOURCE: New York Daily News
In Memoriam: Celebrities We Lost In 2017
1. Erica Garner, 27Source:Getty 1 of 24
2. LeRoy Frasier, 80Source:Getty 2 of 24
3. Don Hogan Charles, 79Source:Getty 3 of 24
4. Combat Jack, 48Source:Getty 4 of 24
5. Mamie Johnson, 82Source:Getty 5 of 24
6. Della Reese, 86Source:Splash News 6 of 24
7. Simeon Booker, 99Source:Getty 7 of 24
8. David Cassidy, 67Source:Getty 8 of 24
9. Fats Domino, 89Source:Getty 9 of 24
10. Robert Guillaume, 89Source:Getty 10 of 24
11. Tom Petty, 66Source:Getty 11 of 24
12. Bernie Casey, 78Source:Getty 12 of 24
13. Jim Vance, 75Source:Getty 13 of 24
14. Fresh Kid Ice, 53Source:Getty 14 of 24
15. Charlie Murphy, 57Source:Getty 15 of 24
16. Chuck Berry, 90Source:Getty 16 of 24
17. James Cotton, 81Source:Getty 17 of 24
18. Joni Sledge, 60Source:Getty 18 of 24
19. Clyde Stubblefield, 73Source:Getty 19 of 24
20. Al Jarreau, 76Source:Getty 20 of 24
21. Mary Tyler Moore, 80Source:Getty 21 of 24
22. Lee "Q" O'Denat, 43Source:Getty 22 of 24
23. Bishop Eddie Long, 63Source:Getty 23 of 24
24. Roy Innis, 82Source:Getty 24 of 24
Report Shows Black Children In NYC Die Disproportionately From Fatal Injuries was originally published on newsone.com