Transportation Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries, by Mode of Transportation: 1970 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 1040):

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 43 rows and 31 columns.

6,216 represents 6,216,000


  1. Data on deaths are from U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
    Administration and are based on deaths within 30 days of the accident.
    Includes only police reported crashes. For more details, see Table 1079.
  2. Accidents which result in damages to railroad property.
    Grade crossing accidents are also included when classified as a train
    accident. Deaths exclude fatalities in railroad-highway grade crossing
  3. Reporting criteria and source of data changed between 1989 and
    1990; these data from 1990 to present are not comparable to earlier
  4. See footnote 1, Table 1045.
    Injuries classified as serious.
  5. See footnote 2, Table 1045. Injuries classified as serious.
  6. See footnote 3, Table 1045. Injuries classified as serious.
  7. Accidents resulting in death, injury, or requiring medical treatment
    beyond first aid; damages exceeding $500; or a person’s disapperance.
  8. Covers accidents involving commercial vessels which must be
    reported to U.S. Coast Guard if there is property damage exceeding
    $25,000; material damage affecting the seaworthiness or efficiency of a
    vessel; stranding or grounding; loss of life; or injury causing
    a person’s incapacity for more than 3 days.
  9. Beginning 1990, pipeline accidents/incidents are credited to year of occurrence;
    prior data are credited to the year filed.
  10. Other transit includes bus, light rail, commuter rail, demand response, van pool,
    and automated guideway. Excludes cable car, inclined plane, jitney, and ferry boat.
  11. Incidents, deaths, and injuries involving hazardous materials cover all types
    of transport.exclude pipelines and bulk, nonpackaged water incidents.


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.