Motor Vehicle Injury Data
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people age 5-34. (more) Every 12 minutes: someone dies in a car crash in the US. Every 10 seconds: someone is injured in a car crash in the US. The cost is an estimated $99 billion per year. (more)
- Purpose: To monitor the trends in incidence rate of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities.
- Key Information: Demographics for people who went to an emergency department or died form a motor vehicle crash.
- Collection Period: From 1999 to present, annually.
Rhode Island Numbers
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Overall Compared to United States, 2005-2009
- The Rhode Island motor vehicle fatality rate is lower the national rate.
- The Rhode Island injury rate is more variable than the national rate.
By Age Group
- The Rhode Island motor vehicle fatality rate is lower than the national rate across all age groups.
- The Rhode Island injury rate slightly higher than the national rate across all age groups.
- Young adults (ages 15-24) have the highest rate of motor vehicle fatalities and injuries.
Fatalities, 2005 - 2009 Average
Non-Fatal Injuries, 2009
By Sex, Rhode Island
Males are more likely than females to die in a motor vehicle crash.
- Females are more likely to go to an emergency room after a motor vehicle crash than males.
Note: The Rhode Island Emergency Department Data counts every emergency department visit as a unique event. The WISQARS data uses a sampling survey method of 500,000 emergency department visits annually to calcultate rates.
Rates based on fewer than 10 deaths have been suppressed.
Injury was listed as the primary reason for emergency department visit or death.