The Washington Public Health Association estimates that more than 10,000 people have been killed by the media in 2017.
The group reports that more people have died from other causes than by media-associated deaths.
The association tracks deaths and injuries from media-induced deaths, as well as deaths and suicides from media incidents.
For example, the association has recorded more than 2,700 deaths and 1,600 injuries related to media-caused deaths and incidents since 2008.
In 2016, there were nearly 1,000 deaths and about 2,500 injuries related a media-accused incident, according to the association.
Some of those deaths and the injuries were also from car crashes, suicides and other forms of nonfatal violence.
A 2016 study of media deaths in the U.S. by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that there was “significantly” more media-inflicted death and injury in the states with the highest death rates.
The study also found that the more deaths and injury people experience from media, the more likely they are to be involved in violence.
But the association also reported that the media was responsible for nearly half of the deaths and that people in other states were less likely to be injured.
“The higher rates of injuries are due to the more frequent exposure of the media to people who are not healthy or physically able to stand up to it,” the association said in its statement.
“In states with higher rates, such as Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina, media-incident injuries are the most common form of death and disability.”
According to the American Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the national death toll for 2017 was more than 12,000.