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

Motor vehicle deaths in the US since 1900
Annual US traffic fatalities per billion vehicle miles traveled (red) and miles traveled (blue) from 1921 to 2015.
U.S. traffic deaths as fraction of total population 1900-2010.png

The table below is a list of motor vehicle deaths in the United States by year. According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in 34,436 crashes, an average of 102[1] per day.

In 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 crashes (30,296 fatal crashes), killing 32,999 and injuring 2,239,000,[2] and around 2,000 children under 16 years old die every year due to traffic collisions.[3] Records indicate that there has been a total of 3,613,732 motor vehicle fatalities in the United States from 1899 to 2013.

Although the number of deaths, and deaths relative to the total US population, declined over most of the previous two decades, this trend reversed in 2015 and continued to move upward in 2016. From 1979 to 2005, the number of deaths per year decreased 14.97% while the number of deaths per capita decreased by 35.46%. The 32,479 traffic fatalities in 2011 were the lowest in 62 years (1949). Note: US motor death statistics reported by government only include those on public roads, they do not include parking lots, driveways and private roads.[4]

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Motor vehicle deaths in U.S. by yearEdit

Year Deaths Vehicle miles travelled (billions) Fatalities per 100 million VMT Population Fatalities per 100,000 population Change (in percent)
1899 26[5]
1900 36 76,094,000 0.047 NA
1901 54 77,584,000 0.070  47.12%
1902 79 79,163,000 0.100  43.38%
1903 117 80,632,000 0.145  45.40%
1904 172 82,166,000 0.209  44.26%
1905 252 83,822,000 0.301  43.62%
1906 338 85,450,000 0.396  31.57%
1907 581 87,008,000 0.668  68.82%
1908 751 88,710,000 0.847  26.78%
1909 1,174 90,490,000 1.297  53.25%
1910 1,599 92,407,000 1.730  33.38%
1911 2,043 93,863,000 2.177  25.79%
1912 2,968 95,335,000 3.113  43.03%
1913 4,079 97,225,000 4.195  34.76%
1914 4,468 99,111,000 4.508  7.45%
1915 6,779 100,546,000 6.742  49.56%
1916 7,766 101,961,000 7.617  12.97%
1917 9,630 103,268,000 9.325  22.43%
1918 10,390 103,208,000 10.067  7.95%
1919 10,896 104,514,000 10.425  3.56%
1920 12,155 106,461,000 11.417  9.51%
1921 13,253 55.03 24.09 108,538,000 12.210  6.95%
1922 14,859 67.70 21.95 110,049,000 13.502  10.58%
1923 17,870 85.00 21.03 111,947,000 15.963  18.22%
1924 18,400 104.84 17.55 114,109,000 16.125  1.01%
1925 20,771 122.35 16.98 115,829,000 17.932  11.21%
1926 22,194 140.74 15.77 117,397,000 18.905  5.42%
1927 24,470 158.45 15.44 119,035,000 20.557  8.74%
1928 26,557 172.86 15.36 120,509,000 22.037  7.20%
1929 29,592 197.72 14.97 121,767,000 24.302  10.28%
1930 31,204 206.32 15.12 123,076,741 25.353  4.33%
1931 31,963 216.15 14.79 124,039,648 25.768  1.64%
1932 27,979 200.52 13.95 124,840,471 22.412  -13.03%
1933 29,746 200.64 14.83 125,578,763 23.687  5.69%
1934 34,240 215.56 15.88 126,373,773 27.094  14.38%
1935 34,494 228.57 15.09 127,250,232 27.107  0.05%
1936 36,126 252.13 14.33 128,053,180 28.212  4.07%
1937 37,819 270.11 14.00 128,824,829 29.357  4.06%
1938 31,083 271.18 11.46 129,824,939 23.942  -18.44%
1939 30,895 285.40 10.83 130,879,718 23.606  -1.41%
1940 32,914 302.19 10.89 132,122,446 24.912  5.53%
1941 38,142 333.61 11.43 133,402,471 28.592  14.77%
1942 27,007 268.22 10.07 134,859,553 20.026  -29.96%
1943 22,727 208.19 10.92 136,739,353 16.621  -17.00%
1944 23,165 212.71 10.89 138,397,345 16.738  0.71%
1945 26,785 250.17 10.71 139,928,165 19.142  14.36%
1946 31,874 340.88 9.35 141,388,566 22.544  17.77%
1947 31,193 370.89 8.41 144,126,071 21.643  -4.00%
1948 30,775 397.96 7.73 146,631,302 20.988  -3.03%
1949 30,246 424.46 7.13 149,188,130 20.274  -3.40%
1950 33,186 458.25 7.24 152,271,417 21.794  7.50%
1951 35,309 491.09 7.19 154,877,889 22.798  4.61%
1952 36,088 513.58 7.03 157,552,740 22.905  0.47%
1953 36,190 544.43 6.65 160,184,192 22.593  -1.36%
1954 33,890 561.96 6.03 163,025,854 20.788  -7.99%
1955 36,688 605.65 6.06 165,931,202 22.110  6.36%
1956 37,965 627.84 6.05 168,903,031 22.477  1.66%
1957 36,932 647.00 5.71 171,984,130 21.474  -4.46%
1958 35,331 664.65 5.32 174,881,904 20.203  -5.92%
1959 36,223 700.48 5.17 177,829,628 20.369  0.83%
1960 36,399 718.76 5.06 180,671,158 20.147  -1.09%
1961 36,285 737.42 4.92 183,691,481 19.753  -1.95%
1962 38,980 766.73 5.08 186,537,737 20.897  5.79%
1963 41,723 805.25 5.18 189,241,798 22.047  5.51%
1964 45,645 846.30 5.39 191,888,791 23.787  7.89%
1965 47,089 887.81 5.30 194,302,963 24.235  1.88%
1966 50,894 925.90 5.50 196,560,338 25.892  6.84%
1967 50,724 964.01 5.26 198,712,056 25.526  -1.41%
1968 52,725 1,015.87 5.19 200,706,052 26.270  2.91%
1969 53,543 1,061.79 5.04 202,676,946 26.418  0.56%
1970 52,627 1,109.72 4.74 205,052,174 25.665  -2.85%
1971 52,542 1,178.81 4.46 207,660,677 25.302  -1.42%
1972 54,589 1,259.79 4.33 209,896,021 26.008  2.79%
1973 54,052 1,313.11 4.12 211,908,788 25.507  -1.92%
1974 45,196 1,280.54 3.53 213,853,928 21.134  -17.14%
1975 44,525 1,327.66 3.35 215,973,199 20.616  -2.45%
1976 45,523 1,402.38 3.25 218,035,164 20.879  1.27%
1977 47,878 1,467.03 3.26 220,239,425 21.739  4.12%
1978 50,331 1,544.70 3.26 222,584,545 22.612  4.02%
1979 51,093 1,529.13 3.34 225,055,487 22.702  0.40%
1980 51,091 1,527.30 3.35 227,224,681 22.485  -0.96%
1981 49,301 1,552.80 3.18 229,465,714 21.485  -4.45%
1982 43,945 1,595.01 2.76 231,664,458 18.969  -11.71%
1983 42,589 1,652.79 2.58 233,791,994 18.217  -3.97%
1984 44,257 1,720.27 2.57 235,824,902 18.767  3.02%
1985 43,825 1,774.18 2.47 237,923,795 18.420  -1.85%
1986 46,087 1,834.87 2.51 240,132,887 19.192  4.19%
1987 46,390 1,921.20 2.42 242,288,918 19.147  -0.24%
1988 47,087 2,025.96 2.32 244,498,982 19.259  0.58%
1989 45,582 2,096.46 2.17 246,819,230 18.468  -4.11%
1990 44,599 2,144.36 2.08 249,464,396 17.878  -3.19%
1991 41,508 2,172.05 1.91 252,153,092 16.461  -7.92%
1992 39,250 2,247.15 1.75 255,029,699 15.390  -6.51%
1993 40,150 2,296.38 1.75 257,782,608 15.575  1.20%
1994 40,716 2,358 1.73 260,327,021 15.6403  0.42%
1995 41,817 2,423 1.73 262,803,276 15.9119  1.74%
1996 42,065 2,486 1.69 265,228,572 15.8599  -0.33%
1997 42,013 2,562 1.64 267,783,607 15.6892  -1.08%
1998 41,501 2,632 1.58 270,248,003 15.3566  -2.12%
1999 41,717 2,691 1.55 272,690,813 15.2983  -0.38%
2000 41,945 2,747 1.53 282,216,952 14.8627  -2.85%
2001[2] 42,196 2,797 1.51 285,226,284 14.794  -0.46%
2002 43,005 2,856 1.51 288,125,973 14.926  0.89%
2003 42,884 2,890 1.48 290,796,023 14.747  -1.75%
2004 42,836 2,965 1.44 293,638,158 14.588  -0.52%
2005 43,510 2,989 1.46 296,507,061 14.674  0.44%
2006 42,708 3,014 1.42 299,398,484 14.265  -2.79%
2007 41,259 3,031 1.36 301,139,947 13.701  -3.85%
2008 37,423 2,977 1.26 303,824,640 12.317  -11.0%
2009 33,883 2,957 1.15 306,700,000 11.048  -9.7%
2010[2] 32,999 2,967 1.11 309,326,000 10.668  -3.5%
2011[6] 32,479 2,950 1.10 311,588,000 10.42  -2.3%
2012[7] 33,782 2,969 1.14 313,914,000 10.75  2.6%
2013 32,893 2,988 1.10 316,129,000 10.40  -3.3%
2014 32,744 3,026 1.08 318,860,000 10.28  -0.9%
2015 35,485 3,095 1.15 321,370,000 11.06  10.5%
2016 37,461 1.18 323,121,000 11.59

2010 detailed statistics and deathEdit

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.[8]

Month Fatalities In-vehicle casualties (excluding uninjured bus occupants) Non-vehicle casualties (including pedestrians)
2010-01 2290 4785 427
2010-02 2016 4340 386
2010-03 2423 5087 407
2010-04 2777 5775 404
2010-05 2934 6066 419
2010-06 2795 5809 348
2010-07 3095 6763 456
2010-08 3083 6549 428
2010-09 3024 6309 511
2010-10 3056 6382 543
2010-11 2795 5842 573
2010-12 2597 5417 548

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