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Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2013

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State Traffic fatalities1 Licensed drivers (thousands) Registered vehicles2 (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) Population (thousands) Fatality rate per 100,000 Population
Alabama 852 3,859 4,787 65,046 4,834 17.6
Alaska 51 529 786 4,848 737 6.9
Arizona 849 4,791 5,381 60,586 6,635 12.8
Arkansas2 483 2,097 2,418 33,493 2,959 16.3
California 3,000 24,390 28,075 329,534 38,431 7.8
Colorado 481 3,837 4,683 46,968 5,272 9.1
Connecticut 276 2,534 2,856 30,941 3,599 7.7
Delaware 99 724 947 9,308 925 10.7
District of Columbia 20 406 333 3,527 649 3.1
Florida 2,407 13,670 15,132 192,702 19,600 12.3
Georgia2 1,179 6,607 7,780 109,355 9,995 11.8
Hawaii 102 915 1,335 10,099 1,409 7.2
Idaho 214 1,111 1,692 15,980 1,613 13.3
Illinois2 991 8,262 10,193 105,297 12,891 7.7
Indiana 783 4,500 5,574 78,311 6,571 11.9
Iowa2 317 2,144 3,541 31,641 3,092 10.3
Kansas 350 2,018 2,628 30,208 2,896 12.1
Kentucky2 638 3,019 4,032 46,996 4,400 14.5
Louisiana2 703 3,278 3,957 47,758 4,629 15.2
Maine2 145 1,011 1,199 14,129 1,329 10.9
Maryland 465 4,140 3,834 56,688 5,939 7.8
Massachusetts3 326 4,766 4,985 56,311 6,709 4.9
Michigan 947 6,987 8,192 95,132 9,898 9.6
Minnesota2 387 3,331 5,219 56,974 5,422 7.1
Mississippi2 613 1,969 2,074 38,758 2,992 20.5
Missouri 757 4,280 5,821 69,458 6,045 12.5
Montana 229 767 1,540 12,033 1,015 22.6
Nebraska 211 1,375 1,891 19,322 1,869 11.3
Nevada2 262 1,756 2,203 24,649 2,791 9.4
New Hampshire4,5 135 1,061 1,409 12,903 1,323 10.2
New Jersey 542 6,081 7,061 74,530 8,912 6.1
New Mexico 310 1,457 1,882 25,086 2,087 14.9
New York4,5 1,199 11,211 10,674 129,737 19,696 6.1
North Carolina6 1,289 6,823 7,814 105,213 9,849 13.1
North Dakota 148 514 845 10,100 724 20.4
Ohio 989 8,030 10,360 112,767 11,572 8.5
Oklahoma2 678 2,418 3,460 47,999 3,853 17.6
Oregon 313 2,773 3,604 33,706 3,928 8.0
Pennsylvania 1,208 8,897 10,461 98,628 12,781 9.5
Rhode Island3 65 749 853 7,775 1,053 6.2
South Carolina 767 3,536 3,987 48,986 4,772 16.1
South Dakota2 135 604 1,015 9,122 846 16.0
Tennessee2 995 4,605 5,452 71,067 6,497 15.3
Texas2 3,382 15,447 20,171 244,525 26,506 12.8
Utah 220 1,661 2,061 27,005 2,903 7.6
Vermont 69 543 612 7,116 627 11.0
Virginia 740 5,603 7,051 80,767 8,270 8.9
Washington2 436 5,302 6,393 57,211 6,974 6.3
West Virginia 332 1,177 1,453 19,232 1,854 17.9
Wisconsin2 543 4,171 5,339 59,486 5,743 9.5
Wyoming2 87 421 831 9,309 583 14.9
United States, total 32,719 212,160 255,877 2,988,323 316,498 11.4

1Total fatalities includes nonoccupants of motor vehicles.

2State did not report active registrations and registers vehicles annually. Annual transaction data shown.

3State did not report active registrations and offers multi-year registrations. Data estimated from current and previously published data.

4State did not provide current data, licensed drivers estimated by FHWA.

5State did not report current year data. Previous year data used for private vehicles.

6State data estimated from North Carolina Department of Transportation published data and other data sources.

SOURCES: Fatalities: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia, available at www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov as of July 2015. Drivers, vehicles, and VMT: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, DL-22, MV-1, and VM-2, available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of July 2015. Population: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, available at www.census.gov/popest as of July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017