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Car Crash Fatality Statistics 2016

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Fatal Car Crash Statistics Data
Average number of people killed on U.S. roads each day 81
Average number of non-fatal car crashes each year in the United States 5,400,000
Deaths per 100,000 population in the U.S. in 2016 10.9
Fatal Car Crashes by Year Fatal Crashes
2016 36,978
2015 35,092
2014 30,057
2013 32,719
2012 33,561
2011 32,367
2010 32,885
2009 30,797
2008 37,172
2007 37,435
2006 38,648
2005 39,252
2000 41,945
1995 41,817
1980 51,091
1970 52,627
Percent of Traffic Fatalities that Involve the Following Percent
Drunk Driving 32 %
Speeding 31 %
Distraction 16 %
Bad Weather 11 %
Percent of Fatalities That Were the Following Person  
Driver 52.1 %
Passenger 20 %
Motorcyclist 13.1 %
Pedestrian 12.1 %
Pedalcyclist 1.8 %
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When Fatal Crashes Are Most Likely to Happen  
Monday 12 %
Tuesday 12 %
Wednesday 12 %
Thursday 13 %
Friday 16 %
Saturday 19 %
Sunday 16 %
Death Rate By Year (Fatalities Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled)  
2016 1.14
2015 1.13
2014 1.10
2013 1.12
2012 1.13
2010 1.11
2000 1.6
1990 2.1
1980 3.4
1970 4.7
1960 5.0
1952 7.2
State With The Highest Death Rate (2016) - South Carolina 1.89
State With The Lowest Death Rate (2016) - Massachusetts 0.52
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Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 22, 2017

Car Crash Fatality Statistics 2016

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