Societal Costs

The costs of unintentional injuries are huge. The burden on employers and society in general runs in the billions of dollars annually. These figures can be hard to comprehend, so we‘ve made them relatable to quantities you might see in your daily life.

Consider these cost equivalents for 2017:

Total Cost of All Injuries

$1,034.4 Billion

$0.64

of every dollar paid in personal federal income tax

$0.56

of every dollar spent on food in the U.S.

Motor-Vehicle Crashes Cost

$433.7 Billion

660 Gallons of Gas

for every registered vehicle in the U.S.

$1,900

for every licensed driver

Work Injuries Cost

$164.6 Billion

54x

Amazon’s 2017 profits

3x

Apple’s 2017 profits

Home Injuries Cost

$314.9 Billion

$384,000

rebate for each new single family home built

$0.59

of every dollar paid in property taxes

Public Injuries Cost

$157.8 Billion

$17.4 Million

grant for every U.S. public library

$125,000

bonus for every police officer and firefighter

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