Deaths by Age Group

The majority of people killed in motor-vehicle crashes are between 15- and 64-years-old. Within this segment, death rates per 100,000 population have decreased substantially among 5- to 14- year-olds (-20%), under 5 years old (-18%), and 15- to 24-year-olds (-16%), and have remained nearly stable among those 75 and older (-0.5%) over the last 10 years.

The remaining age groups have shown substantial increases in death rates over the last 10 years: 25- to 44-year-olds (+7%), 45- to 64-year-olds (+11%), and 65- to 74-year-olds (+8%).

Use the interactive chart to explore long-term trends by age group. The years displayed can be adjusted using the year range filter. The timeline chart can be customized by selecting a specific pie segment and adjusting the death count versus rate display filter. The pie segment totals represent the total deaths by age group for the selected year range.

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Source: 1913 to 1932 calculated from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data for registration states; 1933 to 1963 and 1965 to 2017 are NCHS totals.