Fatalities by Transportation Mode, 1960?2012

Find the total number of transportation fatalities as well as the total deaths by selected mode of transportation for selected years 1960?2012.

Total fatalitiesn.a.n.a.n.a.47,37944,37645,64539,505n.a.
Large air carrier1499146139921430
Commuter air carrier1n.a.n.a.3765000
On-demand air carrier1n.a.n.a.1055171646915
General aviation17871,3101,239767596559495432
Commercial ship
Recreational boating7391,4181,360865701676709651
NOTES: n.a. = data are nonexistent or not cited because of reporting changes; P = preliminary data.
1. Includes people on planes and on the ground.
2. Includes motor vehicle occupants, nonoccupants, and fatalities at railroad crossings.
3. Includes fatalities from nontrain incidents as well as train incidents and accidents. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings.
4. Fatalities resulting from all reportable incidents, not just accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway.
5. Fatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.


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