Motor Vehicle Accidents--Number and Deaths: 1980 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1071):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 39 rows and 16 columns.

17.9 represents 17,900,000


  1. Covers only accidents occurring on the road. Data are estimated. Year-to-year
    comparisons should be made with caution.
  2. Deaths that occur within 1 year of accident.
    Includes collision categories not shown separately.
  3. Within 30 days of accident. Source: U.S. National Highway Traffic
    Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts, annual; and
    unpublished data. See Internet site
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    1996 includes 2 fatalities of uknown person type—occupant or nonoccupant.
  4. See footnotes 1 and 2 in Table 1075.
  5. Includes motorized cycles.
  6. Based on 30-day definition of traffic deaths.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.