Figure 1 - Alcohol-Related Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes: 1982-2000

Figure 1 - Alcohol-Related Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes: 1982-2000

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Year Number of Fatalities Percentage of all motor vehicle crash fatalities
1982 26,173 60
1983 24,635 58
1984 24,762 56
1985 23,167 53
1986 25,017 54
1987 24,094 52
1988 23,833 51
1989 22,424 49
1990 22,587 51
1991 20,159 49
1992 18,290 47
1993 17,908 45
1994 17,308 43
1995 17,732 42
1996 17,749 42
1997 16,711 40
1998 16,673 40
1999 16,572 40
2000 17,380 41

NOTE: These data reflect the methodological change in estimating missing blood alcohol concentration test results, adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2002.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, personal communication, Nov. 1, 2002.