* Approximately 4 million children and adolescents are injured at school each year.
* More than 1 million serious sports-related injuries occur each year to adolescents aged 10-17 years.
* In 2005, firearms (overwhelming majority handguns) were the mechanism of injury in approximately 84% of homicides and 46% of suicides among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years.
* From 1997 to 2002, 9,622 child passengers aged 0 to 14 years died in motor vehicle crashes. Of these children, 2,335 (24%) were killed in crashes involving drinking drivers, and 68% of the deaths occurred while the child was riding with the drinking driver.