Urban/rural comparison | 2011

Trends

A total of 32,367 people...

Motor vehicle crash deaths by land use, 1975-2011
Rural Urban Total*
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
1975 28,825 65 15,686 35 44,525 100
1976 29,303 64 16,208 36 45,523 100
1977 28,463 59 19,296 40 47,878 100
1978 30,018 60 19,863 39 50,331 100
1979 29,135 57 21,507 42 51,093 100
1980 29,114 57 21,560 42 51,091 100
1981 27,692 56 20,782 42 49,301 100
1982 25,005 57 18,678 43 43,945 100
1983 24,486 57 18,027 42 42,589 100
1984 25,636 58 18,590 42 44,257 100
1985 25,185 57 18,613 42 43,825 100
1986 26,484 57 19,581 42 46,087 100
1987 27,131 58 19,217 41 46,390 100
1988 27,793 59 19,253 41 47,087 100
1989 26,392 58 19,160 42 45,582 100
1990 25,761 58 18,807 42 44,599 100
1991 24,328 59 17,126 41 41,508 100
1992 22,821 58 16,223 41 39,250 100
1993 23,459 58 16,429 41 40,150 100
1994 23,841 59 16,811 41 40,716 100
1995 24,449 58 17,163 41 41,817 100
1996 24,561 58 17,368 41 42,065 100
1997 25,135 60 16,829 40 42,013 100
1998 25,185 61 16,219 39 41,501 100
1999 25,547 61 16,059 38 41,717 100
2000 24,835 59 16,116 38 41,945 100
2001 25,148 60 16,990 40 42,196 100
2002 25,896 60 17,013 40 43,005 100
2003 24,957 58 17,783 41 42,884 100
2004 25,179 59 17,581 41 42,836 100
2005 24,587 57 18,627 43 43,510 100
2006 23,646 55 18,791 44 42,708 100
2007 23,254 56 17,908 43 41,259 100
2008 20,987 56 16,218 43 37,423 100
2009 19,323 57 14,501 43 33,883 100
2010 18,089 55 14,659 44 32,999 100
2011 17,762 55 14,464 45 32,367 100
In 2011, the rate...
Motor vehicle....
Rural Urban Total*
DeathsMiles traveled (millions)RateDeathsMiles traveled (millions)RateDeathsMiles traveled (millions)Rate
1975 28,825 600,631 4.80 15,686 729,443 2.15 44,525 1,330,074 3.35
1976 29,303 630,840 4.65 16,208 778,323 2.08 45,523 1,409,163 3.23
1977 28,463 654,596 4.35 19,296 821,971 2.35 47,878 1,476,567 3.24
1978 30,018 689,953 4.35 19,863 858,260 2.31 50,331 1,548,213 3.25
1979 29,135 670,079 4.35 21,507 859,054 2.50 51,093 1,529,133 3.34
1980 29,114 672,030 4.33 21,560 855,265 2.52 51,091 1,527,295 3.35
1981 27,692 688,308 4.02 20,782 867,000 2.40 49,301 1,555,308 3.17
1982 25,005 689,226 3.63 18,678 905,784 2.06 43,945 1,595,010 2.76
1983 24,486 700,517 3.50 18,027 952,271 1.89 42,589 1,652,788 2.58
1984 25,636 718,132 3.57 18,590 1,002,137 1.86 44,257 1,720,269 2.57
1985 25,185 730,728 3.45 18,613 1,044,098 1.78 43,825 1,774,826 2.47
1986 26,484 747,780 3.54 19,581 1,087,092 1.80 46,087 1,834,872 2.51
1987 27,131 780,450 3.48 19,217 1,140,754 1.68 46,390 1,921,204 2.41
1988 27,793 817,534 3.40 19,253 1,208,428 1.59 47,087 2,025,962 2.32
1989 26,392 847,225 3.12 19,160 1,249,262 1.53 45,582 2,096,487 2.17
1990 25,761 868,878 2.96 18,807 1,275,484 1.47 44,599 2,144,362 2.08
1991 24,328 883,553 2.75 17,126 1,288,497 1.33 41,508 2,172,050 1.91
1992 22,821 884,097 2.58 16,223 1,363,054 1.19 39,250 2,247,151 1.75
1993 23,459 886,706 2.65 16,429 1,409,672 1.17 40,150 2,296,378 1.75
1994 23,841 908,341 2.62 16,811 1,449,247 1.16 40,716 2,357,588 1.73
1995 24,449 933,285 2.62 17,163 1,489,490 1.15 41,817 2,422,775 1.73
1996 24,561 960,194 2.56 17,368 1,523,886 1.14 42,065 2,484,080 1.69
1997 25,135 999,920 2.51 16,829 1,560,452 1.08 42,013 2,560,372 1.64
1998 25,185 1,033,310 2.44 16,219 1,592,057 1.02 41,501 2,625,367 1.58
1999 25,547 1,062,623 2.40 16,059 1,627,618 0.99 41,717 2,690,241 1.55
2000 24,835 1,083,152 2.29 16,116 1,663,773 0.97 41,945 2,746,925 1.53
2001 25,148 1,110,697 2.26 16,990 1,686,642 1.01 42,196 2,797,339 1.51
2002 25,896 1,128,160 2.30 17,013 1,727,596 0.98 43,005 2,855,756 1.51
2003 24,957 1,085,385 2.30 17,783 1,805,508 0.98 42,884 2,890,893 1.48
2004 25,179 1,070,248 2.35 17,581 1,892,265 0.93 42,836 2,962,513 1.45
2005 24,587 1,037,937 2.37 18,627 1,951,870 0.95 43,510 2,989,807 1.46
2006 23,646 1,037,069 2.28 18,791 1,977,047 0.95 42,708 3,014,116 1.42
2007 23,254 1,035,303 2.25 17,908 1,994,519 0.90 41,259 3,029,822 1.36
2008 20,987 990,418 2.12 16,218 1,983,091 0.82 37,423 2,973,509 1.26
2009 19,323 982,180 1.97 14,501 1,974,583 0.73 33,883 2,956,763 1.15
2010 18,089 984,065 1.84 14,659 1,983,200 0.74 32,999 2,967,265 1.11
2011 17,762 974,038 1.82 14,464 1,972,094 0.73 32,367 2,946,132 1.10

Vehicle type

Some more analysis
Motor vehcle...
Rural Urban Total*
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
Car and minivans 7,232 57 5,393 43 12,679 100
Pickup 3,119 74 1,088 26 4,228 100
SUV 2,646 65 1,421 35 4,082 100
Large trucks 405 73 148 27 553 100
Motorcycle 2,144 49 2,224 51 4,388 100
Pedestrian 1,174 26 3,241 73 4,432 100
Bicyclist 206 31 465 69 675 100
Total* 17,762 55 14,464 45 32,367 100

Crash type

Some Text...
Motor vehicle....
Rural Urban Total*
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
Single-vehicle crashes 10,550 59 8,080 56 18,717 58
Multiple-vehicle crashes 7,212 41 6,384 44 13,650 42
Total 17,762 100 14,464 100 32,367 100

Where crashes occur

stuff...
...by road function...
Rural Urban Total*
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
Interstates and freeways 1,968 11 3,397 23 5,365 17
Other major roads 4,068 23 4,139 29 8,207 25
Minor roads 11,600 65 6,897 48 18,497 57
Total* 17,762 100 14,464 100 32,367 100
blah blah...
...by junction...
Rural Urban Total*
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
Intersection 342 2 957 7 1,304 4
Non-Intersection 17,417 98 13,505 93 31,058 96
Total* 17,762 100 14,464 100 32,367 100
Don't speed...
...by speed limit...
Rural Urban Total*
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
<35 mph 850 5 2,376 16 3,257 10
35-40 mph 1,806 10 3,877 27 5,703 18
45-50 mph 2,875 16 3,239 22 6,143 19
55+ mph 11,796 66 4,288 30 16,132 50
Total* 17,762 100 14,464 100 32,367 100

Speeding

speed...
...involving speeding...
Rural Urban
Speeding related Not speeding relatedTotal Speeding related Not speeding relatedTotal
Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%Number%
2002 7,578 29 18,318 71 25,896 100 4,004 24 13,009 76 17,013 100
2003 7,083 28 17,874 72 24,957 100 4,155 23 13,628 77 17,783 100
2004 7,041 28 18,138 72 25,179 100 4,066 23 13,515 77 17,581 100
2005 7,100 29 17,487 71 24,587 100 4,350 23 14,277 77 18,627 100
2006 6,870 29 16,776 71 23,646 100 4,644 25 14,147 75 18,791 100
2007 6,773 29 16,481 71 23,254 100 4,354 24 13,554 76 17,908 100
2008 6,140 29 14,847 71 20,987 100 3,936 24 12,282 76 16,218 100
2009 5,483 28 13,840 72 19,323 100 3,504 24 10,997 76 14,501 100
2010 5,120 28 12,969 72 18,089 100 3,624 25 11,035 75 14,659 100
2011 4,941 28 12,821 72 17,762 100 3,406 24 11,058 76 14,464 100

Alcohol

Get me a drink...
Estimated number and percent...
Urban Rural
All drivers Pedestrians (age ≥16) All drivers Pedestrians (age ≥16)
DeathsEstimated deaths with BACs ≥ 0.08DeathsEstimated deaths with BACs ≥ 0.08DeathsEstimated deaths with BACs ≥ 0.08DeathsEstimated deaths with BACs ≥ 0.08
NumberNumber%NumberNumber%NumberNumber%NumberNumber%
1982 9,388 4,589 49 3,995 1,598 40 15,155 7,486 49 2,076 1,110 53
1983 9,137 4,404 48 3,760 1,507 40 14,958 7,122 48 1,922 1,016 53
1984 9,591 4,314 45 3,898 1,508 39 15,979 7,175 45 1,984 975 49
1985 9,711 4,072 42 3,845 1,447 38 15,610 6,611 42 1,815 882 49
1986 10,215 4,336 42 3,847 1,430 37 16,401 7,070 43 1,819 871 48
1987 10,035 4,055 40 3,894 1,391 36 16,776 6,996 42 1,774 813 46
1988 9,834 3,828 39 3,950 1,369 35 17,393 7,261 42 1,847 832 45
1989 9,767 3,929 40 4,000 1,459 36 16,606 6,701 40 1,632 758 46
1990 9,511 3,746 39 3,984 1,433 36 16,223 6,644 41 1,577 731 46
1991 8,615 3,290 38 3,476 1,255 36 15,285 6,182 40 1,460 667 46
1992 8,161 2,910 36 3,408 1,257 37 14,307 5,501 38 1,362 619 45
1993 8,189 2,910 36 3,398 1,279 38 14,795 5,368 36 1,404 609 43
1994 8,576 2,713 32 3,372 1,168 35 15,078 5,188 34 1,303 565 43
1995 8,795 2,830 32 3,408 1,204 35 15,469 5,436 35 1,403 600 43
1996 8,923 2,875 32 3,380 1,241 37 15,519 5,276 34 1,335 588 44
1997 8,635 2,710 31 3,276 1,110 34 16,008 5,127 32 1,385 541 39
1998 8,520 2,595 30 3,216 1,127 35 16,180 5,228 32 1,402 568 40
1999 8,462 2,573 30 3,033 1,126 37 16,721 5,321 32 1,316 534 41
2000 8,705 2,701 31 2,962 1,045 35 16,205 5,248 32 1,203 486 40
2001 9,186 2,885 31 3,107 1,067 34 16,646 5,356 32 1,297 513 40
2002 9,341 2,942 31 3,123 1,095 35 17,262 5,562 32 1,279 500 39
2003 9,892 3,101 31 3,180 1,117 35 16,795 5,232 31 1,141 453 40
2004 9,885 2,985 30 3,122 1,113 36 16,943 5,157 30 1,148 436 38
2005 10,599 3,218 30 3,360 1,139 34 16,693 5,225 31 1,121 434 39
2006 10,831 3,406 31 3,242 1,200 37 16,350 5,124 31 1,145 460 40
2007 10,412 3,414 33 3,189 1,129 35 16,098 5,182 32 1,142 473 41
2008 9,459 3,166 33 2,970 1,093 37 14,652 4,740 32 1,113 460 41
2009 8,331 2,794 34 2,763 1,001 36 13,472 4,405 33 1,052 403 38
2010 8,321 2,672 32 2,926 1,001 34 12,569 3,852 31 1,053 410 39
2011 8,170 2,609 32 3,070 1,111 36 12,489 3,872 31 1,086 441 41

Safety belt use

Belts...
Safety belt use...
Rural Urban
Belt usedUnbelted Unknown Belt usedUnbelted Unknown
Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%Deaths%
1991 4,377 23 13,320 70 1,427 7 2,589 25 6,391 61 1,438 14
1992 4,564 25 12,387 68 1,265 7 2,708 27 5,793 59 1,374 14
1993 5,168 28 11,997 65 1,368 7 3,041 30 5,679 56 1,337 13
1994 5,704 30 12,050 63 1,269 7 3,395 33 5,769 55 1,249 12
1995 5,896 30 12,421 63 1,321 7 3,687 34 5,843 54 1,267 12
1996 6,332 32 12,005 61 1,438 7 3,751 34 6,069 55 1,308 12
1997 6,591 33 12,248 61 1,377 7 3,838 36 5,615 52 1,317 12
1998 6,853 34 11,925 59 1,373 7 3,744 37 5,333 52 1,170 11
1999 6,849 33 12,268 60 1,334 7 3,721 37 5,270 52 1,190 12
2000 6,843 35 11,649 59 1,296 7 4,046 39 5,105 50 1,157 11
2001 7,160 36 11,531 58 1,233 6 4,198 39 5,354 50 1,248 12
2002 7,558 37 11,838 57 1,300 6 4,368 40 5,340 49 1,121 10
2003 7,709 39 10,844 55 1,171 6 4,629 41 5,313 47 1,291 11
2004 7,833 40 10,758 55 1,060 5 4,762 44 5,086 47 1,031 9
2005 7,511 40 10,384 55 1,017 5 4,857 43 5,271 47 1,114 10
2006 7,247 40 9,740 54 1,102 6 4,832 43 5,389 47 1,132 10
2007 7,219 41 9,216 53 1,092 6 4,594 43 4,912 46 1,160 11
2008 6,271 41 8,287 54 899 6 4,007 43 4,334 47 895 10
2009 6,059 42 7,534 52 819 6 3,727 45 3,735 45 847 10
2010 5,701 43 6,709 51 801 6 3,825 46 3,598 43 882 11
2011 5,509 43 6,524 51 770 6 3,535 45 3,436 44 825 11

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