List of motor vehicle deaths in U.S. by year

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The table below is a list of motor vehicle deaths in the United States by year. On average in 2012, 92 people were killed on the roadways of the U.S. each day in 30,800 fatal crashes.[1]

The number of deaths – and deaths relative to the total population – have declined over the last two decades. From 1979 to 2005, the number of deaths per year decreased 14.97% while the number of deaths per capita decreased by 35.46%. In 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 crashes (30,296 fatal crashes), killing 32,999 and injuring 2,239,000.[2] The 32,479 traffic fatalities in 2011 were the lowest in 62 years (1949). Records indicate that there has been a total of 3,551,332 motor vehicle deaths in the United States from 1899 to 2012.

U.S. traffic deaths as fraction of total population 1900-2010.png

Motor vehicle deaths in U.S. by year[edit]

yeardeathsvehicle miles traveled (v.m.t.)(billions)fatalities per 100 million v.m.t.populationfatalities per 100,000 population %change
189926[3]
19003676,094,0000.047NA
19015477,584,0000.070negative increase47.12%
19027979,163,0000.100negative increase43.38%
190311780,632,0000.145negative increase45.40%
190417282,166,0000.209negative increase44.26%
190525283,822,0000.301negative increase43.62%
190633885,450,0000.396negative increase31.57%
190758187,008,0000.668negative increase68.82%
190875188,710,0000.847negative increase26.78%
19091,17490,490,0001.297negative increase53.25%
19101,59992,407,0001.730negative increase33.38%
19112,04393,863,0002.177negative increase25.79%
19122,96895,335,0003.113negative increase43.03%
19134,07997,225,0004.195negative increase34.76%
19144,46899,111,0004.508negative increase7.45%
19156,779100,546,0006.742negative increase49.56%
19167,766101,961,0007.617negative increase12.97%
19179,630103,268,0009.325negative increase22.43%
191810,390103,208,00010.067negative increase7.95%
191910,896104,514,00010.425negative increase3.56%
192012,155106,461,00011.417negative increase9.51%
192113,25355.0324.09108,538,00012.210negative increase6.95%
192214,85967.7021.95110,049,00013.502negative increase10.58%
192317,87085.0021.03111,947,00015.963negative increase18.22%
192418,400104.8417.55114,109,00016.125negative increase1.01%
192520,771122.3516.98115,829,00017.932negative increase11.21%
192622,194140.7415.77117,397,00018.905negative increase5.42%
192724,470158.4515.44119,035,00020.557negative increase8.74%
192826,557172.8615.36120,509,00022.037negative increase7.20%
192929,592197.7214.97121,767,00024.302negative increase10.28%
193031,204206.3215.12123,076,74125.353negative increase4.33%
193131,963216.1514.79124,039,64825.768negative increase1.64%
193227,979200.5213.95124,840,47122.412positive decrease-13.03%
193329,746200.6414.83125,578,76323.687negative increase5.69%
193434,240215.5615.88126,373,77327.094negative increase14.38%
193534,494228.5715.09127,250,23227.107negative increase0.05%
193636,126252.1314.33128,053,18028.212negative increase4.07%
193737,819270.1114.00128,824,82929.357negative increase4.06%
193831,083271.1811.46129,824,93923.942positive decrease-18.44%
193930,895285.4010.83130,879,71823.606positive decrease-1.41%
194032,914302.1910.89132,122,44624.912negative increase5.53%
194138,142333.6111.43133,402,47128.592negative increase14.77%
194227,007268.2210.07134,859,55320.026positive decrease-29.96%
194322,727208.1910.92136,739,35316.621positive decrease-17.00%
194423,165212.7110.89138,397,34516.738negative increase0.71%
194526,785250.1710.71139,928,16519.142negative increase14.36%
194631,874340.889.35141,388,56622.544negative increase17.77%
194731,193370.898.41144,126,07121.643positive decrease-4.00%
194830,775397.967.73146,631,30220.988positive decrease-3.03%
194930,246424.467.13149,188,13020.274positive decrease-3.40%
195033,186458.257.24152,271,41721.794negative increase7.50%
195135,309491.097.19154,877,88922.798negative increase4.61%
195236,088513.587.03157,552,74022.905negative increase0.47%
195336,190544.436.65160,184,19222.593positive decrease-1.36%
195433,890561.966.03163,025,85420.788positive decrease-7.99%
195536,688605.656.06165,931,20222.110negative increase6.36%
195637,965627.846.05168,903,03122.477negative increase1.66%
195736,932647.005.71171,984,13021.474positive decrease-4.46%
195835,331664.655.32174,881,90420.203positive decrease-5.92%
195936,223700.485.17177,829,62820.369negative increase0.83%
196036,399718.765.06180,671,15820.147positive decrease-1.09%
196136,285737.424.92183,691,48119.753positive decrease-1.95%
196238,980766.735.08186,537,73720.897negative increase5.79%
196341,723805.255.18189,241,79822.047negative increase5.51%
196445,645846.305.39191,888,79123.787negative increase7.89%
196547,089887.815.30194,302,96324.235negative increase1.88%
196650,894925.905.50196,560,33825.892negative increase6.84%
196750,724964.015.26198,712,05625.526positive decrease-1.41%
196852,7251,015.875.19200,706,05226.270negative increase2.91%
196953,5431,061.795.04202,676,94626.418negative increase0.56%
197052,6271,109.724.74205,052,17425.665positive decrease-2.85%
197152,5421,178.814.46207,660,67725.302positive decrease-1.42%
197254,5891,259.794.33209,896,02126.008negative increase2.79%
197354,0521,313.114.12211,908,78825.507positive decrease-1.92%
197445,1961,280.543.53213,853,92821.134positive decrease-17.14%
197544,5251,327.663.35215,973,19920.616positive decrease-2.45%
197645,5231,402.383.25218,035,16420.879negative increase1.27%
197747,8781,467.033.26220,239,42521.739negative increase4.12%
197850,3311,544.703.26222,584,54522.612negative increase4.02%
197951,0931,529.133.34225,055,48722.702negative increase0.40%
198051,0911,527.303.35227,224,68122.485positive decrease-0.96%
198149,3011,552.803.18229,465,71421.485positive decrease-4.45%
198243,9451,595.012.76231,664,45818.969positive decrease-11.71%
198342,5891,652.792.58233,791,99418.217positive decrease-3.97%
198444,2571,720.272.57235,824,90218.767negative increase3.02%
198543,8251,774.182.47237,923,79518.420positive decrease-1.85%
198646,0871,834.872.51240,132,88719.192negative increase4.19%
198746,3901,921.202.42242,288,91819.147positive decrease-0.24%
198847,0872,025.962.32244,498,98219.259negative increase0.58%
198945,5822,096.462.17246,819,23018.468positive decrease-4.11%
199044,5992,144.362.08249,464,39617.878positive decrease-3.19%
199141,5082,172.051.91252,153,09216.461positive decrease-7.92%
199239,2502,247.151.75255,029,69915.390positive decrease-6.51%
199340,1502,296.381.75257,782,60815.575negative increase1.20%
199440,7162,3581.73260,327,02115.6403negative increase0.42%
199541,8172,4231.73262,803,27615.9119negative increase1.74%
199642,0652,4861.69265,228,57215.8599positive decrease-0.33%
199742,0132,5621.64267,783,60715.6892positive decrease-1.08%
199841,5012,6321.58270,248,00315.3566positive decrease-2.12%
199941,7172,6911.55272,690,81315.2983positive decrease-0.38%
200041,9452,7471.53282,216,95214.8627positive decrease-2.85%
2001[2]42,1962,7971.51285,226,28414.81positive decrease-0.46%
200243,0052,8561.51288,125,97314.95negative increase0.89%
200342,8842,8901.48290,796,02314.78positive decrease-1.75%
200442,8362,9651.44293,638,15814.63positive decrease-0.52%
200543,5102,9891.46296,507,06114.72negative increase0.44%
200642,7083,0141.42299,398,48414.31positive decrease-2.79%
200741,2593,0311.36301,139,94713.70positive decrease-3.85%
200837,4232,9771.26303,824,64012.31positive decrease-11.0%
200933,8832,9571.15306,700,00011.05positive decrease-9.7%
2010 [2]32,9992,9671.11309,326,00010.668positive decrease-3.5%
2011[4]32,4792,9501.10311,588,00010.424positive decrease-2.3%
2012[1]33,5612,9691.13313,914,00010.691negative increase2.6%

2010 Detailed Statistics[edit]

The following table summarizes the number of people killed and injured in fatal collisions by month in 2010. The table does not include injuries resulting from incidents in which no fatalities occurred.[5]

MONTHFATALITIESIN-VEHICLE CASUALTIES EXCL. UNINJURED BUS OCCUPANTSNON-VEHICLE CASUALTIES INCL. PEDESTRIANS
01/201022904785427
02/201020164340386
03/201024235087407
04/201027775775404
05/201029346066418
06/201027955809348
07/201030956763456
08/201030836549428
09/201030246309511
10/201030566382543
11/201027955842573
12/201025975417548

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'Fatality Analysis Reporting System' 2012, fars.NHTSA.dot.gov Retrieved July 3, 2014
  2. ^ a b c 'Fatality Analysis Reporting System' 2010, fars.NHTSA.dot.gov Retrieved July 3, 2014
  3. ^ "U.S. Highway Deaths Decline for a Fifth Year, Longest Streak Since 1899". Bloomberg. December 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ 'Fatality Analysis Reporting System' 2011, fars.NHTSA.dot.gov Retrieved July 3, 2014
  5. ^ "FARS 2010". National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. 

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