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TYPE OF INJURY

Data Element: TYPE OF INJURY
Definition: A coded representation of the type(s) of injuries sustained by the victim.
Standard of Verification: Incident Report or Arrest Report.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 2
Field Format: 2 AN
Originating Teams: Law Enforcement
User Teams: Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: 00 - NONE - No apparent physical injury to the victim as a result of the crime is observed by the officers or reported by the victim or witness(es).
01 - APPARENT BROKEN BONES - An injury to the victim involving the possible fracture, tearing or dislocation of the skeletal system including bones, cartilage, and tendons.
02 - POSSIBLE INTERNAL INJURY - An injury to the victim possibly affecting the internal organs of the body (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, kidney, liver, etc.), usually associated with penetrating wounds in stabbings, shootings, and/or blunt trauma. Also includes injury to the victim of sexual assault from oral, vaginal, or anal contact.
03 - SEVERE LACERATION - An injury to the victim which results from the use of a cutting instrument to cut, stab, or slash the body.
04 - LOSS OF TEETH - An injury that results in the breakage or loss of one or more teeth from the victim's mouth.
05 - UNCONSCIOUSNESS - The victim was found unconscious, or is reported to have lost consciousness as a result of injury. Includes loss of consciousness from suffocation, blow(s) to the head or neck, bleeding or shock.
06 - OTHER MAJOR INJURY - Any physical injury to the victim other than those defined above, for example scalds, electrical shocks, burns or chemical contamination.
07 - APPARENT MINOR INJURY - An injury to the victim characterized as superficial, including scratches, and minor cuts, bruises, discolorations, bumps and/or swelling.
99 - UNKNOWN
Comments: The New York State Incident-Based Uniform Crime Reporting System (NYSIBR) uses the following residual codes:
77 - Not Applicable
88 - Not Reported
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 2/92