Figure 4.7.2: Emergency department visits for assault
Age-standardized rates per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2005 to 2017
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Snapshots: Emergency department visits for injuries due to assault – age standardized rate (both sexes) 2005-2016 [Internet]. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; [updated 2018 Mar 29; cited 2018 Nov 06]. Available from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Injury-ED-Visits.aspx; Ambulatory Emergency External Cause , Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Date Extracted: Nov 2, 2018; Population Estimates , Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Date Extracted: May 22, 2018
From 2009 to 2014 (255.7 per 100,000) the rate of emergency department visits for assault in Middlesex-London declined, but began to increase again to 2017 (325.6). The 2017 rate is similar to that seen in 2011.
Rates of emergency department visits due to assault in Middlesex-London were similar to rates in the Peer Group, but higher than Ontario rates.