Deaths by Age Group

The majority of people killed in motor-vehicle crashes are between 15- and 64-years-old. Over the last 10 years the only age group experiencing a decrease in death rates per 100,000 population are children younger than 5 (-6%). Death rates among all other age groups have increased ranging from a 2% increase among individuals 75 years or older to a 37% increase among individuals aged 25 to 44.

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 bar and adjusting the death count versus rate display filter. The bar 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 2021 are NCHS totals.