Rail Fatalities

Rail Fatalities

Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

Number of deaths

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month Rail-only Rail-Highway Vehicles, Public Crossing
Jan-98 43 26
Feb-98 41 25
Mar-98 37 38
Apr-98 46 21
May-98 73 34
Jun-98 65 33
Jul-98 83 32
Aug-98 59 17
Sep-98 59 33
Oct-98 76 19
Nov-98 63 21
Dec-98 41 23
Jan-99 46 19
Feb-99 48 21
Mar-99 56 22
Apr-99 49 21
May-99 71 24
Jun-99 58 22
Jul-99 65 23
Aug-99 59 33
Sep-99 45 30
Oct-99 44 28
Nov-99 46 35
Dec-99 49 18
Jan-00 49 39
Feb-00 31 16
Mar-00 35 26
Apr-00 52 22
May-00 71 16
Jun-00 56 27
Jul-00 54 43
Aug-00 62 31
Sep-00 61 22
Oct-00 70 19
Nov-00 45 23
Dec-00 46 21
Jan-01 41 30
Feb-01 46 31
Mar-01 46 27
Apr-01 54 19
May-01 58 32
Jun-01 58 25
Jul-01 63 28
Aug-01 79 18
Sep-01 58 19
Oct-01 49 25
Nov-01 54 20
Dec-01 50 41
Jan-02 62 20
Feb-02 44 20
Mar-02 56 21
Apr-02 58 17
May-02 63 22
Jun-02 63 23
Jul-02 58 41
Aug-02 63 28
Sep-02 54 19
Oct-02 68 16
Nov-02 46 19
Dec-02 45 25
Jan-03 41 24
Feb-03 45 18
Mar-03 45 16
Apr-03 48 23
May-03 58 17
Jun-03 51 22
Jul-03 52 17
Aug-03 56 24
Sep-03 64 20
Oct-03 64 27
Nov-03 47 21
Dec-03 47 18
Jan-04 45 29
Feb-04 49 18
Mar-04 42 22
Apr-04 37 23
May-04 62 26
Jun-04 60 21
Jul-04 61 15
Aug-04 62 23
Sep-04 62 14
Oct-04 59 14
Nov-04 55 24
Dec-04 43 25
Jan-05 56 17
Feb-05 51 22
Mar-05 42 25
Apr-05 52 25
May-05 73 22
Jun-05 47 16
Jul-05 64 23
Aug-05 45 22
Sep-05 67 17
Oct-05 39 18
Nov-05 48 28
Dec-05 43 22
Jan-06 35 17
Feb-06 38 25
Mar-06 54 16
Apr-06 53 29
May-06 47 30
Jun-06 59 18
Jul-06 64 22
Aug-06 80 18
Sep-06 52 22
Oct-06 58 12
Nov-06 49 32
Dec-06 49 24
Jan-07 50 16
Feb-07 28 20
Mar-07 47 18
Apr-07 47 14
May-07 50 19
Jun-07 53 23
Jul-07 63 18
Aug-07 62 25
Sep-07 60 22
Oct-07 66 18
Nov-07 49 12
Dec-07 50 21
Jan-08 33 20
Feb-08 38 11
Mar-08 48 5
Apr-08 46 15
May-08 67 11
Jun-08 47 31
Jul-08 48 21
Aug-08 73 22
Sep-08 72 16
Oct-08 51 13
Nov-08 46 21
Dec-08 37 11
Jan-09 25 15
Feb-09 43 5
Mar-09 46 11
Apr-09 46 7
May-09 45 11
Jun-09 44 13
Jul-09 60 25
Aug-09 49 11
Sep-09 59 14
Oct-09 41 14
Nov-09 38 14
Dec-09 39 21
Jan-10 31 11
Feb-10 38 11
Mar-10 42 16
Apr-10 43 12
May-10 69 6
Jun-10 62 11
Jul-10 67 10
Aug-10 50 12
Sep-10 55 11
Oct-10 57 16
Nov-10 41 7
Dec-10 38 11
Jan-11 37 14
Feb-11 34 13
Mar-11 38 7
Apr-11 59 4
May-11 50 14
Jun-11 51 13
Jul-11 51 10
Aug-11 55 10
Sep-11 47 9
Oct-11 54 13
Nov-11 37 14
Dec-11 43 15
Jan-12 36 17
Feb-12 38 14
Mar-12 50 11
Apr-12 49 10
May-12 59 12

NOTE: Rail fatalities excludes occupants of highway motor vehicles killed at public highway-rail grade crossings. Rail-highway fatalities are counted under highway fatailities in order to eliminate double-counting.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, Operational Data Tables, Tables 4.01 and 4.06, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/ as of August 2012.