Fatality statistics

Crashes took 37,133 lives in the U.S. in 2017.

IIHS publishes annual statistical summaries of the motor vehicle safety picture. Fatality Facts are updated once a year, when the U.S. Department of Transportation releases data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

FARS is a census of fatal crashes within the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, dating back to 1975. Any crash involving a motor vehicle traveling on a public road that results in a death within 30 days is included in FARS.


Driver death rates by make and model
We've computed the number of drivers killed in crashes per million registered vehicle years for more than 150 models.