Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2011

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State Traffic fatalities Licensed drivers (thousands) Registered vehicles1 (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) Population (thousands) Fatality rate per 100,000 Population
Alabama 894 3,799 4,685 64,914 4,804 19
Alaska 72 521 727 4,593 724 10
Arizona 825 4,592 4,930 59,574 6,467 13
Arkansas2 549 1,956 2,372 32,953 2,939 19
California3 2,791 23,857 28,358 320,784 37,684 7
Colorado 447 3,670 4,159 46,606 5,116 9
Connecticut 220 2,986 2,731 31,197 3,587 6
Delaware 99 716 899 9,028 908 11
District of Columbia 27 395 313 3,568 619 4
Florida4 2,398 13,882 14,895 191,855 19,082 13
Georgia2 1,223 6,506 7,334 108,454 9,812 12
Hawaii 100 912 1,118 10,066 1,378 7
Idaho 167 1,084 1,563 15,937 1,584 11
Illinois5 918 8,374 10,095 103,234 12,860 7
Indiana 750 6,570 5,928 76,485 6,516 12
Iowa 360 2,192 3,322 31,274 3,064 12
Kansas 386 2,026 2,365 30,021 2,870 13
Kentucky2 721 2,960 3,665 48,061 4,367 17
Louisiana 675 3,186 3,984 46,513 4,575 15
Maine2 136 1,015 1,121 14,248 1,329 10
Maryland 485 3,857 3,786 56,221 5,840 8
Massachusetts4 337 4,683 5,536 54,792 6,607 5
Michigan3 889 7,060 8,874 94,754 9,877 9
Minnesota2 368 3,306 4,669 56,685 5,347 7
Mississippi2 630 1,927 2,008 38,851 2,977 21
Missouri 784 4,277 5,029 68,789 6,009 13
Montana 209 752 1,172 11,660 998 21
Nebraska 181 1,356 1,836 19,093 1,842 10
Nevada2 246 1,701 2,083 24,189 2,720 9
New Hampshire 90 1,057 1,199 12,720 1,318 7
New Jersey4 627 5,977 7,609 73,094 8,835 7
New Mexico 353 1,419 1,707 25,533 2,079 17
New York 1,169 11,211 10,085 127,726 19,502 6
North Carolina 1,227 6,569 6,026 103,772 9,651 13
North Dakota 148 490 753 9,131 685 22
Ohio 1,016 7,982 9,827 111,990 11,541 9
Oklahoma2 696 2,371 3,302 47,464 3,784 18
Oregon 331 2,774 3,020 33,373 3,868 9
Pennsylvania 1,286 8,797 9,898 99,204 12,744 10
Rhode Island4 66 750 886 7,901 1,051 6
South Carolina 828 3,408 3,719 48,730 4,673 18
South Dakota2 111 603 926 9,002 824 13
Tennessee2 946 4,544 5,134 70,751 6,400 15
Texas2 3,016 15,123 19,175 237,440 25,632 12
Utah 240 1,747 1,824 26,222 2,814 9
Vermont 55 522 575 7,141 627 9
Virginia 764 5,467 6,803 80,974 8,104 9
Washington2 457 5,179 5,660 56,955 6,823 7
West Virginia 337 1,199 1,401 18,963 1,855 18
Wisconsin2 582 4,147 4,927 54,402 5,710 10
Wyoming2 135 422 768 9,245 567 24
United States, total 32,367 211,875 244,778 2,946,131 311,588 10

1Does not include motorcycle registrations.

2State did not report active registrations and registers vehicles annually. Annual transaction data shown.

3State registration data estimated from Department of Motor Vehicles published data.

4State did not report active registrations and offers multi-year registrations. Registrations estimated from current and previously published data.

5State did not report current year data. Previous year data shown.

SOURCES: Fatalities: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia, available at www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov as of April 2013. Drivers, vehicles, and VMT: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, DL-22, MV-1, and VM-2, available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of March 2013. Population: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, Vintage 2012, available at www.census.gov/popest as of March 2013.