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FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) ENCYCLOPEDIA
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2012 data based on FARS data publication, 1st release
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National Statistics

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes                                                                                               
Fatal Crashes30,80029,86730,29630,86234,17237,43538,64839,25238,44438,47738,49137,86237,52637,14037,10737,32437,49437,24136,254
Traffic Crash Fatalities                                                                                               
  Vehicle Occupants                                                                                               
Drivers16,76916,47416,86417,67019,27921,71722,83123,23723,15823,35223,62522,91422,91422,97122,65422,73022,57222,37021,596
Passengers6,0615,9726,4516,7937,4418,7169,1879,75010,04210,17110,37010,22710,45110,32510,32710,76510,86010,57610,294
Unknown82645663719410183761041101028696107114102118108
Sub Total122,91222,51023,37124,52626,79130,52732,11933,07033,27633,62734,10533,24333,45133,39233,08833,60933,53433,06431,998
Motorcyclists4,9574,6304,5184,4695,3125,1744,8374,5764,0283,7143,2703,1972,8972,4832,2942,1162,1612,2272,320
  Nonmotorist                                                                                               
Pedestrians4,7434,4574,3024,1094,4144,6994,7954,8924,6754,7744,8514,9014,7634,9395,2285,3215,4495,5845,489
Pedalcyclists726682623628718701772786727629665732693754760814765833802
Other/ Unknown223200185151188158185186130140114123141149131153154109107
Sub Total25,6925,3395,1104,8885,3205,5585,7525,8645,5325,5435,6305,7565,5975,8426,1196,2886,3686,5266,398
Total**33,56132,47932,99933,88337,42341,25942,70843,51042,83642,88443,00542,19641,94541,71741,50142,01342,06541,81740,716
Other National Statistics                                                                                               
Vehicle Miles Traveled (Billions)2,9692,9502,9672,9572,9773,0313,0142,9892,9652,8902,8562,7962,7472,6902,6282,5522,4842,4232,358
Resident Population (Thousands)313,914311,588309,326306,772304,094301,231298,380295,517292,805290,108287,625284,969282,162272,691270,248267,784265,229262,803260,327
Registered Vehicles (Thousands)265,647265,043257,312258,958259,360257,472252,930247,031239,364232,326227,136221,230217,993212,685208,076203,568201,631197,065192,497
Licensed Drivers (Thousands)211,815211,875210,115209,618208,321205,742202,810200,549198,889196,166194,602191,276190,625187,170184,861182,709179,539176,628175,403
National Rates: Fatalities                                                                                               
Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled1.131.101.111.151.261.361.421.461.441.481.511.511.531.551.581.651.691.731.73
Fatalities per 100,000 Population10.6910.4210.6711.0512.3113.7014.3114.7214.6314.7814.9514.8114.8715.3015.3615.6915.8615.9115.64
Fatalities per 100,000 Registered Vehicles12.6312.2512.8213.0814.4316.0216.9917.7118.0018.5919.0619.0719.3319.6119.9520.6420.8621.2221.15
Fatalities per 100,000 Licensed Drivers15.8415.3315.7116.1617.9620.0521.0621.7021.5421.8622.1022.0622.0022.2922.4522.9923.4323.6823.21
** Total fatalities for 1996 include 2 fatalities of unknown person type.