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Motor Vehicle Safety Data

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YearFatalitiesInjured personsCrashesVehicle-miles (millions)Rates per 100 million vehicle-milesFatalitiesInjured personsCrashes
196036,399NN718,7635.06NN
196547,089NN887,8115.30NN
197052,627NN1,109,7244.74NN
197544,525NN1,327,6643.35NN
198051,091NN1,527,2953.35NN
198543,825NN1,774,8262.47NN
199044,5993,230,6666,471,2022,144,3622.08151302
199141,5083,096,8706,117,3592,172,0501.91143282
199239,2503,069,6036,000,3102,247,1511.75137267
199340,1503,149,1646,105,9152,296,3781.75137266
199440,7163,265,9286,495,9882,357,5881.73139276
199541,8173,465,2796,699,4152,422,8231.73143277
199642,0653,483,3196,769,5832,484,0801.69140273
199742,0133,347,6146,624,1492,552,2331.65131260
199841,5013,192,0356,334,5732,628,1481.58121241
199941,7173,236,2386,279,0362,690,2411.55120233
200041,9453,188,7506,393,6242,746,9251.53116233
200142,1963,032,6726,322,9632,795,6101.51108226
200243,0052,925,7586,315,7082,855,5081.51102221
200342,8842,888,6016,327,9552,890,2211.48100219
200442,8362,788,3786,181,0272,964,7881.4494208
200543,5102,698,9766,159,3502,989,4301.4690206
200642,7082,574,6645,973,2133,014,3711.4285198
200741,2592,490,5336,024,0083,031,1241.3682199
200837,4232,345,7375,810,8462,976,5281.2679195
200933,8832,217,2755,505,1802,956,7641.1575186
201032,9992,239,0745,419,4452,967,2661.1175183
201132,4792,216,9625,337,8292,950,4021.1075181
201233,7822,362,1755,615,0452,969,4331.1480189
2013(R) 32,8932,312,8455,686,892(R)2,988,280(R) 1.1077190
(R) 201432,7442,337,7076,064,2173,025,6561.08 77200
(P) 201535,0922,443,0006,296,0003,095,3731.13 79 203
Notes: 

Fatalities data prior to 1975 have been adjusted to reflect the Fatality Analysis Reporting System's definition of a fatal crash as one that involves a motor vehicle on a trafficway, which results in the death of a vehicle occupant or a nonmotorist within 30 days of the crash.

Crashes are the rounded sum of fatal crashes, an actual count from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, and injury crashes and property damage only crashes, which are estimates from the National Automotive Sampling System-General Estimates System.

Description: 

KEY:  N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised.

Source: 

Fatalities:

1960-70: Estimated by U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from data supplied by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, and individual state accident reports (adjusted to 30-day deaths). 

1975-2015:  U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812376, February 2017.

Injured persons and crashes: 

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812376, February 2017.

Vehicle-miles:

1960-65: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of Apr. 13, 2011.

1970-2015: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table VM-1, and similar tables in earlier editions, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of Mar. 28, 2017.

Fatality, injury, and crash rates:

Calculated by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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