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Fatality Rates by Mode

Highway: 1990–2015Passenger car and light truck occupants: 1990–2014Highway nonoccupants: 1990–2014Large truck occupants: 1990–2014U.S. air carriers: 1990-2015General aviation: 1990-2015
YearFatalities per 100 million vehicle-milesFatalities per 100 million vehicle-milesFatalities per 100,000 populationFatalities per 100 million vehicle-milesFatalities per 100,000 flight hoursFatalities per 100,000 flight hours
19902.11.63.00.50.12.7
19911.91.52.70.40.42.9
19921.71.42.50.40.33.5
19931.71.42.60.40.03.3
19941.71.42.50.41.83.3
19951.71.42.50.41.22.9
19961.71.42.40.32.52.6
19971.61.42.30.40.02.5
19981.61.32.20.40.02.4
19991.61.32.10.40.12.1
20001.51.32.00.40.52.1
20011.51.22.00.32.92.2
20021.51.32.00.30.02.3
20031.51.21.90.30.12.4
20041.41.21.90.30.12.2
20051.51.12.00.40.12.4
20061.41.11.90.40.32.9
20071.41.11.90.30.02.1
20081.31.01.80.20.02.2
20091.20.91.60.20.32.3
20101.10.81.70.20.02.1
20111.10.81.70.20.02.2
20121.10.81.80.30.02.1
20131.10.81.80.30.12.0
20141.10.81.80.20.02.2
20151.10.01.8
Notes: 

Graphs with same color trend lines have identical scales. Air carrier fatalities resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist acts include only onboard fatalities. Highway non-occupants include pedestrian, pedalcyclist, and other.

Source: 

As cited in or calculated from U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, tables 2-9, 2-14, 2-17, 2-19, 2-21, 2-23, and 3-10 available at www.bts.gov as of November 2016.