Child Drownings 2012

Child Drownings 2012

2012 Child Drownings in Texas
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Water is a great way to beat the heat but summer is also when children are most likely to drown. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for kids under the age of five and toddlers are especially at risk. Drowning can happen in almost any amount of water, indoors or outdoors.

But, we can prevent these tragedies if we all Watch Kids around Water! Never leave a child unsupervised around water, inside or outside of the house. It only takes a few minutes for a child to drown.

Month

Month Fatalities
Jan 0
Feb 1
March 6
April 7
May 7
June 18
July 12
Aug 7
Sept 8
Oct 5
Nov. 2
Dec. 1
Total 74

Location

Location Fatalities
Ditch 1
Bathtub 9
Beach 1
Creek 0
Dike 0
Hot Tub 2
Water Park 0
Intentional 1
Lake 13
Pond 7
Pool 37
River 1
Canal 1
Bucket 0
Car Accidnet 1
Total 74

Age

Age Fatalities
Under 1 yr 4
Age 1 18
Age 2 14
Age 3 6
Age 4 7
Age 5 4
Age 6 5
Age 7 0
Age 8 1
Age 9 1
Age 10 0
Age 11 2
Age 12 0
Age 13 1
Age 14 3
Age 15 5
Age 16 2
Age 17 1
Total 74

Ethnicity

Ethncity Fatalities
Anglo 28
African American 12
Hispanic 12
Native American 0
Other 18
Total 74

Gender

Gender Fatalities
Male 49
Female 25
Total 74

Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (tally may not represent complete statewide totals)