Age Group Comparisons
In 2020, the number of motor-vehicle crash deaths peaked for the 25-44 age group and was lowest for children under 5 years old. The death rate per 100,000 population was slightly higher for the 75-and-older age group than for the 15 to 44 age groups, and lowest for children 0 to 14 years old.
Age group death rates vary by type of crash. The 15-24 age group experienced the highest death rates in collisions with fixed objects, 6.3 deaths per 100,000 population compared to 3.6 across all age groups.
The 75-and-older age group experienced the highest crash between motor vehicles death rate of 9.0, compared to an average death rate of 5.3. Explore other age group trends using the interactive chart by adjusting the crash type filter.
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Source: National Safety Council (NSC) estimates based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality data.