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 death rates per 100,000 population have decreased among children younger than 5 (-15%), 65- to 74-year-olds (-3%), and those 75 and older (-15%).

The remaining age groups have shown increases in death rates over the last 10 years: 5- to 14-year-olds (+5%), 15- to 24-year-olds (+1%), 25- to 44-year-olds (+29%), and 45- to 64-year-olds (+20%).

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 2020 are NCHS totals.