From 1997-2013, the pedestrian death rate in Dallas County was 23 times higher in homeless persons, compared to non-homeless persons. This finding is similar to a recent report from Clark County, Nevada. Between 2004 and 2008, the annualized pedestrian death rate for the homeless was 81.4 deaths per 100,000. From 2009 to 2013, the annualized death rate declined to 39.1 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population This may be due to Dallas County’s effort to house the chronically homeless.
Read about how the Injury Prevention Center and Dallas Fire-Rescue are saving lives through Operation Installation, a highly successful residential fire injury prevention program.
Check out the Injury Prevention Center's newest publication from the Dallas County Child Death Review Team!
The Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas joins the thousands of people in Dallas County, the state of Texas, and the nation in celebrating the life of our founder, Dr. Ron Anderson. For the people whose lives he saved and the thousands more whose lives he touched, we will forever be in his debt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family.
Check out the Injury Prevention Center's latest fact sheet on deaths due to injuries in Dallas County from 1997-2013!
2014 marks the 20thanniversary of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC). I like to think of anniversaries and milestones as a time of reflection – a time to celebrate past accomplishments and embrace future direction. A lot can happen in 20 years. During the past 20 years, we have witnessed triumph, as well as tragedy.