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Default Nearly half of NYC’s toddler deaths attributed to homicides - Black kids had highest death rate


Nearly half of NYC’s toddler deaths attributed to homicides
By Carl Campanile
April 14, 2017 | 5:12pm

A study of child injury deaths in New York City revealed a heart-breaking fact: homicides accounted for nearly one half of the fatalities among one- and two-year-olds.

Child-abuse related killings accounted for 29 of the 62 deaths among the young tots between 2010 and 2014, according to the analysis by the city Health Department released Friday.

Only 23 were unintentional — such as from a car accidents.

The cause of death couldn’t be determined in 10 other cases.

Over the past year, the city has been shocked by child killings, particularly the brutal murder of six-year-old Harlem boy Zymere Perkins, allegedly by the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.

The Administration for Children’s Services has come under fire for failing to properly track suspected child abuse cases.

Overall, there were 195 injury-related deaths among 1-to-12-year-olds between 2010 and 2014.

Of the total, 61 — 31 percent — were homicides.

About half of the deaths — 104 — were unintentional. Motor-vehicle deaths were the major cause.

Suicides accounted for 27 percent of injury deaths among kids aged 9 to 12 years (13 out of 49).

Black children and kids in high poverty neighborhoods had the highest death rates.

“While deaths among the children are rare in New York City, any death of a child is a tragedy,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett.

“The continued excess rates in communities of color and among children living in poverty are unacceptable. The Health Department, along with our sister agencies, will continue efforts to create safer homes and safer communities for children in our city.”
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