Motor Vehicle Injury Data

  • 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

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.

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Data Table