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 15- to 24-year-olds (-24%), decreased slightly among 25- to 44-year-olds (-3%), and have remained nearly stable among 45- to 64-year-olds (+1%) over the last 10 years.
Although they account for a small number of the overall count, deaths among 5- to 14-year-olds have also decreased substantially over the last 10 years (-16%).
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 vs. rate display filter. The pie segment totals represent the total deaths by age group for the selected year range.
- Data Table
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.