Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2005

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2005

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State Traffic fatalities Licensed drivers (thousands) Registered vehicles (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) Population (thousands) Fatality rate per 100,000 Population
Alabama 1,131 3,637 4,545 59,661 4,558 24.8
Alaska 72 483 673 5,035 664 10.9
Arizona 1,177 3,943 3,972 59,799 5,939 19.8
Arkansas 648 2,024 1,940 31,972 2,779 23.3
California 4,329 22,896 32,487 329,267 36,132 12.0
Colorado 606 3,341 1,808 47,962 4,665 13.0
Connecticut 274 2,740 3,059 31,675 3,510 7.8
Delaware 134 534 737 9,508 844 15.9
District of Columbia 48 330 237 3,713 551 8.7
Florida 3,543 13,374 15,691 201,531 17,790 19.9
Georgia 1,729 5,940 8,063 113,509 9,073 19.1
Hawaii 140 856 948 10,083 1,275 11.0
Idaho 275 978 1,374 14,866 1,429 19.2
Illinois 1,361 7,871 9,458 107,706 12,763 10.7
Indiana 938 4,521 4,995 71,799 6,272 15.0
Iowa 450 2,033 3,398 31,060 2,966 15.2
Kansas 428 1,974 2,368 29,621 2,745 15.6
Kentucky 985 2,861 3,428 47,466 4,173 23.6
Louisiana 955 3,084 3,819 44,979 4,524 21.1
Maine 169 1,004 1,075 14,925 1,322 12.8
Maryland 614 3,710 4,322 56,319 5,600 11.0
Massachusetts 442 4,613 5,420 55,458 6,399 6.9
Michigan 1,129 7,105 8,247 104,052 10,121 11.2
Minnesota 559 3,084 4,647 56,904 5,133 10.9
Mississippi 931 1,965 1,978 42,186 2,921 31.9
Missouri 1,257 4,135 4,589 68,754 5,800 21.7
Montana 251 716 1,009 11,126 936 26.8
Nebraska 276 1,321 1,703 19,291 1,759 15.7
Nevada 427 1,596 1,349 20,776 2,415 17.7
New Hampshire 166 986 1,174 13,429 1,310 12.7
New Jersey 748 5,871 6,262 73,819 8,718 8.6
New Mexico 488 1,305 1,548 23,966 1,928 25.3
New York 1,429 11,072 11,863 137,521 19,255 7.4
North Carolina 1,534 6,228 6,148 101,268 8,683 17.7
North Dakota 123 467 695 7,570 637 19.3
Ohio 1,323 7,708 10,634 110,491 11,464 11.5
Oklahoma 802 2,234 3,725 47,019 3,548 22.6
Oregon 488 2,693 2,897 35,282 3,641 13.4
Pennsylvania 1,616 8,461 9,864 108,042 12,430 13.0
Rhode Island 87 746 812 8,300 1,076 8.1
South Carolina 1,093 2,988 3,339 49,434 4,255 25.7
South Dakota 186 566 854 8,397 776 24.0
Tennessee 1,270 4,352 4,980 70,814 5,963 21.3
Texas 3,504 14,659 17,470 235,170 22,860 15.3
Utah 282 1,600 2,210 25,158 2,470 11.4
Vermont 73 563 508 7,713 623 11.7
Virginia 947 5,113 6,591 80,337 7,567 12.5
Washington 647 4,682 5,598 55,476 6,288 10.3
West Virginia 374 1,328 1,352 20,523 1,817 20.6
Wisconsin 815 3,993 4,725 60,017 5,536 14.7
Wyoming 170 384 646 9,058 509 33.4
United States, total 43,443 200,665 241,194 2,989,807 296,410 14.7

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2005 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/TSF2005EE.PDF as of Dec. 5, 2006; U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2005, Washington, DC: 2006; U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States 2006 Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ as of Dec. 26, 2006.