Year: 2006 Source: Trenton, NJ: Center for Health Statistics, (September 2006), 8p SIEC No: 20090492

Over the past several decades, there have been marked declines in injuries and deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Yet the overall rate of unintentional injuries has remained relatively constant and has even risen slightly in recent years, as declines in motor vehicle injury have been offset by increases in unintentional poisonings. In New Jersey the number of unintentional poisoning deaths in 2003 was the second leading cause of unintentional injury mortality after deaths from motor vehicle crashes.There are about three times as many unintentional poisoning fatalities each year in New Jersey as compared with suicides by poisoning