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Trends Table 11. Passenger Vehicle Property Damage Only (PDO) Crash Statistics, 2000-2020

20T11.xlsx (15.68 KB)
Year PDO Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles Passenger Vehicles Involved in PDO Crashes Million Vehicle Miles Traveled by Passenger Vehicles PDO Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles (Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled by Passenger Vehicles) Passenger Vehicles Involved in PDO Crashes (Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled by Passenger Vehicles) Passenger Vehicles Registered
2000 4,151,000 7,088,000 2,523,346 164.5 280.9 212,706,399
2001 4,168,000 7,079,000 2,569,980 162.2 275.4 221,821,103
2002 4,228,000 7,199,000 2,624,508 161.1 274.3 220,931,982
2003 4,230,000 7,160,000 2,655,987 159.3 269.6 222,856,560
2004 4,170,000 7,102,000 2,727,054 152.9 260.4 228,275,978
2005 4,174,000 7,088,000 2,749,472 151.8 257.8 231,904,922
2006 4,084,000 6,979,000 2,773,025 147.3 251.7 234,524,720
2007 4,141,000 7,022,000 2,691,034 153.9 260.9 235,678,150
2008 4,027,000 6,779,000 2,630,213 153.1 257.8 236,448,155
2009 3,850,000 6,552,000 2,633,248 146.2 248.8 234,467,679
2010 3,776,000 6,458,000 2,648,456 142.6 243.8 230,444,440
2011 3,709,000 6,321,000 2,650,458 139.9 238.5 233,841,422
2012 3,870,000 6,581,000 2,664,060 145.3 247.0 233,760,558
2013 3,978,000 6,765,000 2,677,730 148.6 252.6 236,010,230
2014 4,265,000 7,307,000 2,710,556 157.4 269.6 240,155,238
2015 4,451,000 7,635,000 2,779,693 160.1 274.7 242,917,192
2016* 4,543,000 7,716,000 2,849,718 159.4 270.8 247,644,981
2017* 4,133,000 6,554,000 2,877,378 143.6 227.8 250,553,248
2018* 4,369,000 6,949,000 2,897,083 150.8 239.9 250,709,853
2019* 4,374,000 6,957,000 2,924,053 149.6 237.9 253,814,184
2020* 3,241,000 4,953,000 2,568,745 126.2 192.8 253,121,228
*Beginning with data for 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) replaced the General Estimates System (GES) with the Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS). Comparisons of 2016 (and later) CRSS estimates with older GES estimates should be performed with caution.
Notes: A passenger vehicle is defined as a car or light truck (including pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) implemented an enhanced methodology for estimating registered vehicles and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by vehicle type beginning with data from 2007. As a result, involvement rates may differ, and in some cases significantly, from earlier years.  The rates displayed in this table are based on unrounded GES and CRSS data.  
Sources: VMT and Registered Vehicles: FHWA, Highway Statistics 2020. PDO Crashes and Vehicles Involved: NHTSA, GES (2000-2015) and CRSS (2016-2020).
Last updated: Monday, October 3, 2022