Motor vehicle accident deaths from 1990 through 2007, with a more in-depth look from 4000 onwards. The data are from the Vital Statistics Death Database. Average annual death rates were compared by age, sex and other selected characteristics. The average daily number of deaths was used to show seasonal fluctuations. Males consistently had higher MVA death rates than did females.

Hierarchies 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Level of indent Road motor vehicle fatalities, total 2,927.0 2,776.0 2,932.0 2,768.0 2,722.0 2,905.0 2,891.0 2,767.0p
Level of indent Road vehicle-kilometers, total (billions) 310.5 310.2 315.8 312.6 311.8 315.3 326.1 332.3
Level of indent Road motor vehicles, total (millions) 17.4 17.7r 18.3 18.6 18.8r 19.1r 19.7 20.3
Level of indent Fatality rates per 100 million vehicle-km 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8
Level of indent Fatality rates per 10,000 road motor vehicles 1.7r 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4
Key
e = Data are estimated
N = Data are nonexistent
p = Data are preliminary
r = Data are revised
U = Data are unavailable