Deaths from motor vehicle crashes include any deaths of motor vehicle occupants injured in transport accidents.
Reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century for the US. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes nationally. Even when considering population size, miles traveled, and number of registered vehicles, the US consistently ranked poorly relative to other high-income countries for crash deaths. Some of the best performing countries have policies such as seat belt laws for everyone in every seat, lower allowable limits of blood alcohol levels and use of ignition interlocks for all people convicted of drunk driving.
In 2019, in Alachua County, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Crashes (All) was 15.5 compared to Florida at 14.7. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths from Motor Vehicle Crashes, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2019
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Age-adjusted Deaths from Motor Vehicle Crashes, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year