List of countries by traffic-related death rate

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This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year and per vehicle-km in some countries in the year the data was collected.

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.25 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010. That is, one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing 449 million people (7% of the world’s population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drink–driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints). Over a third of road traffic deaths in low- and middle-income countries are among pedestrians and cyclists. However, less than 35% of low- and middle-income countries have policies in place to protect these road users.[1]

The average rate was 17.4 per 100,000 people. Low-income countries now have the highest annual road traffic fatality rates, at 24.1 per 100 000, while the rate in high-income countries is lowest, at 9.2 per 100 000.[1]

Seventy-four per cent of road traffic deaths occur in middle-income countries, which account for 70% of the world’s population, but only 53% of the world’s registered vehicles, burdens for 74% of world's road deaths. In low-income countries it is even worse. Only one percent of the world's registered cars produce 16% of world's road traffic deaths. This indicates that these countries bear a disproportionately high burden of road traffic deaths relative to their level of motorization.[1]

There are large disparities in road traffic death rates between regions. The risk of dying as a result of a road traffic injury is highest in the African Region (increasing 26.6 per 100 000 population), and lowest in the European Region (decreasing 9.3 per 100 000).[1]

Half of the world’s road traffic deaths occur among motorcyclists (23%), pedestrians (22%) and cyclists (5%) – i.e. "vulnerable road users" – with 31% of deaths among car occupants and the remaining 19% among unspecified road users.[2]

Adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59% of global road traffic deaths. 77% road deaths are among men.[2]

The total fatalities figures comes from the WHO report (table A2, column point estimate, pp. 264–271) and are often an adjusted number of road traffic fatalities in order to reflect the different reporting and counting methods among the many countries (e.g. "a death after how many days since accident event is still counted as a road fatality?" (by standard adjusted to a 30 days period), or "to compensate for underreporting in some countries", see WHO report pp. 62–74).[1][3]

List[edit]

Country Road fatalities
per 100,000
inhabitants
per year[3]
Road fatalities
per 100,000
motor vehicles[3]
Road fatalities
per 1 billion
vehicle-km[4]
Total fatalities
latest year
(adjusted/estimated
figures by WHO report)
[3]
Year, data source
(standard source:
The WHO report 2015,[1]
data from 2013
)
 World 17.4 1,250,000
 Africa 26.6 574[5] 246,719[5]
 Eastern Mediterranean 19.9 139[5] 122,730[5]
 Western Pacific 17.3 69[5] 328,591[5]
 South-east Asia 17.0 101[5] 316,080[5]
 Americas 15.9 33[5] 153,789[5]
 Europe 9.3 19[5] 84,589[5]
 Afghanistan 15.5 722.4 n/a 4734 2013
 Albania 15.1 107.2 n/a 478 2013
 Algeria 23.8 127.8 n/a 9337 2013
 Andorra 7.6 7.9 n/a 6 2013
 Angola 26.9 992 n/a 5769 2013
 Antigua & Barbuda 6.7 20 n/a 6 2013
 Argentina 13.6 24.3 n/a 5619 2013
 Armenia 18.3 18.2 n/a 546 2013
 Australia 5.4 7.3 5.2 1252 2013
 Austria 5.4 7.1 5.8 455 2013
 Azerbaijan 10.0 83 n/a 943 2013
 Bahamas 13.8 36 n/a 52 2013
 Bahrain 8.0 19.6 n/a 107 2013
 Bangladesh 13.6 1020.6 n/a 21,316 2013
 Barbados 6.7 16.9 n/a 19 2013
 Belarus 13.7 32.9 n/a 1282 2013
 Belgium 6.7 10.7 7.3 746 2013
 Belize 24.4 26 n/a 81 2013
 Benin 27.7 8177.2 n/a 2855 2013
 Bhutan 15.1 167.2 n/a 114 2013
 Bolivia 23.2 205.2 n/a 3476 2013
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.7 76.7 n/a 676 2013
 Botswana 23.6 91.6 n/a 477 2013
 Brazil 23.4 50.3 55.9[6] 41,059 2013
 Bulgaria 8.3 17.2 n/a 601 2013
 Burkina Faso 30.0 328.1 n/a 5072 2013
 Cabo Verde 26.1 229 n/a 130 2013
 Cambodia 17.4 107.2 n/a 2635 2013
 Cameroon 27.6 1385.1 n/a 6136 2013
 Canada 6.0 9.5 6.2 2114 2013
 Central African Republic 32.4 4336.5 n/a 1495 2013
 Chad 24.1 497 n/a 3089 2013
 Chile 12.4 51.1 n/a 2179 2013
 China 18.8 104.5 n/a 261,367 2013
 Colombia 16.8 83.3 n/a 8107 2013
 Congo 26.4 1063 n/a 1174 2013
 Cook Islands 24.2 40.2 n/a 5 2013
 Costa Rica 13.9 38.4 n/a 676 2013
 Ivory Coast 24.2 828.9 n/a 4924 2013
 Croatia 9.2 21.1 n/a 395 2013
 Cuba 7.5 133.7 n/a 840 2013
 Cyprus 5.2 9.2 n/a 59 2013
 Czech Republic 6.1 8.5 13.9 654 2013
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 33.2 6405.4 n/a 22,419 2013
 Denmark 3.5 6.7 4 196 2013
 Dominica 15.3 44.7 n/a 11 2013
 Dominican Republic 29.3 94.9 n/a 3052 2013
 Ecuador 20.1 183.8 n/a 3164 2013
 Egypt 12.8 148.7 n/a 10,466 2013
 El Salvador 21.1 163.7 n/a 1339 2013
 Eritrea 24.1 2171.5 n/a 1527 2013
 Estonia 7.0 11.8 n/a 90 2013
 Ethiopia 25.3 4984.3 n/a 23,837 2013
 Fiji 5.8 58.9 n/a 51 2013
 Finland 4.8 4.4 4.8 258 2013
 France 5.1 7.6 5.8 3268 2013
 Gabon 22.9 196.4 n/a 383 2013
 Gambia 29.4 998.7 n/a 544 2013
 Georgia 11.8 54 n/a 514 2013
 Germany 4.3 6.8 4.9 3540 2013
 Ghana 26.2 443.1 n/a 6789 2013
 Greece 9.1 12.6 n/a 1013 2013
 Guatemala 19.0 114.7 n/a 2939 2013
 Guinea 27.3 9462.5 n/a 3211 2013
 Guinea-Bissau 27.5 751.9 n/a 468 2013
 Guyana 17.3 864.4 n/a 138 2013
 Honduras 17.4 1021.7 n/a 1408 2013
 Hungary 7.7 20.7 n/a 765 2013
 Iceland 4.6 6.1 4.7 15 2013
 India 16.6 130.1 n/a 238,562 2013
 Indonesia 15.3 36.7 n/a 38,279 2013
 Iran 32.1 92.7 n/a 24,896 2013
 Iraq 20.2 151.2 n/a 6826 2013
 Ireland 4.1 7.6 3.9 188 2013
 Israel 3.6 9.7 5.3 277 2013
 Italy 6.1 7.3 n/a 3753 2013
 Jamaica 11.5 61.7 n/a 320 2013
 Japan 4.7 6.5 8 5971 2013
 Jordan 26.3 151.4 n/a 1913 2013
 Kazakhstan 24.2 101.4 n/a 3983 2013
 Kenya 29.1 640.7 n/a 12,891 2013
 Kiribati 2.9 86.9 n/a 3 2013
 Kuwait 18.7 34.2 n/a 629 2013
 Kyrgyzstan 22.0 127.3 n/a 1220 2013
 Laos 14.3 67.5 n/a 971 2013
 Latvia 10.0 24.8 n/a 205 2013
 Lebanon 22.6 64.8 n/a 1088 2013
 Lesotho 28.2 474.8 n/a 584 2013
 Liberia 33.7 133.4 n/a 1448 2013
 Libya 73.4 128.2 n/a 4554 2013
 Lithuania 10.6 16.1 n/a 320 2013
 Luxembourg 8.7 10.7 n/a 46 2013
 Macedonia 9.4 49.1 n/a 198 2013
 Madagascar 28.4 2963 n/a 6506 2013
 Malawi 35.0 1310.4 n/a 5732 2013
 Malaysia 24.0 29.9 12.6 7129 2013
 Maldives 3.5 19.5 n/a 12 2013
 Mali 25.6 1352.5 n/a 3920 2013
 Malta 5.1 6.8 n/a 22 2013
 Marshall Islands 5.7 141.8 n/a 3 2013
 Mauritania 24.5 228.7 n/a 952 2013
 Mauritius 12.2 35.6 n/a 158 2013
 Mexico 12.3 43 n/a 15,062 2013
 Federated States of Micronesia 1.9 24 n/a 2 2013
 Monaco - - n/a 0 2013
 Mongolia 21.0 88.4 n/a 597 2013
 Montenegro 11.9 36.8 n/a 74 2013
 Morocco 18.0 209 n/a 6870 2013
 Mozambique 31.6 1507 n/a 8173 2013
 Myanmar 20.3 250.8 n/a 10,809 2013
 Namibia 23.9 196.4 n/a 551 2013
   Nepal 17.0 399.8 n/a 4713 2013
 Netherlands 3.4 6 4.5 574 2013
 New Zealand 6.0 8.4 6.7 272 2013
 Nicaragua 15.3 164.3 n/a 931 2013
 Niger 26.4 1491.1 n/a 4706 2013
 Nigeria 20.5 615.4 n/a 35,621 2013
 Norway 3.8 5.2 4.4 192 2013
 Oman 25.4 85.3 n/a 924 2013
 Pakistan 14.2 283.9 n/a 25,781 2013
 Palau 4.8 14.1 n/a 1 2013
 Panama 10.0 38.4 n/a 386 2013
 Papua New Guinea 16.8 1306.5 n/a 1232 2013
 Paraguay 20.7 114.7 n/a 1408 2013
 Peru 13.9 99.3 n/a 4234 2013
 Philippines 10.5 135 n/a 10379 2013
 Poland 10.3 15.8 n/a 3931 2013
 Portugal 7.8 13.7 n/a 828 2013
 Qatar 15.2 50.9 n/a 330 2013
 South Korea 10.4[7] 23.2 18.2 5382 2015[8]
 Republic of Moldova 12.5 61.8 n/a 437 2013
 Romania 8.7 31.4 n/a 1881 2013
 Russia 18.9 53.4 n/a 27,025 2013
 Rwanda 32.1 3521.1 n/a 3782 2013
 Saint Lucia 18.1 2103.3 n/a 33 2013
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8.2 31.7 n/a 9 2013
 Samoa 15.8 171.9 n/a 30 2013
 San Marino 3.2 1.8 n/a 1 2013
 São Tomé and Príncipe 31.1 5454.5 n/a 60 2013
 Saudi Arabia 27.4 119.7 n/a 7898 2013
 Senegal 27.2 956.4 n/a 3844 2013
 Serbia 10.4 34.5 n/a 735 2013
 Seychelles 8.6 43 n/a 8 2013
 Sierra Leone 27.3 2414.2 n/a 1661 2013
 Singapore 3.6 20.2 n/a 197 2013
 Slovakia 6.6 13.7 n/a 360 2013
 Slovenia 6.4 9.5 7.6 132 2013
 Solomon Islands 19.2 240 n/a 108 2013
 Somalia 25.4 4480.5 n/a 2664 2013
 South Africa 25.1 133.9 n/a 13,273 2013
 Spain 3.7 5.3 7.8 1730 2013
 Sri Lanka 17.4 70.9 n/a 3691 2013
 Sudan 24.3 2872.8 n/a 9,221 2013
 Suriname 19.1 49.7 n/a 103 2013
 Swaziland 24.2 1667.4 n/a 303 2013
 Sweden 2.8 4.7 3.5 272 2013
  Switzerland 3.3 4.7 4.3 269 2013[9][10][11][12]
 Tajikistan 18.8 374.9 n/a 1543 2013
 Thailand 36.2 74.6 n/a 24,237 2013
 Timor-Leste 16.6 295.8 n/a 188 2013
 Togo 31.1 3653.4 n/a 2123 2013
 Tonga 7.6 98.1 n/a 8 2013
 Trinidad and Tobago 14.1 58.9 n/a 189 2013
 Tunisia 24.4 154.4 n/a 2679 2013
 Turkey 8.9 37.3 n/a 6687 2013
 Turkmenistan 17.4 107.8 n/a 914 2009
 Uganda 27.4 836.8 n/a 10,280 2013
 United Arab Emirates 10.9 38.2 n/a 1021 2013
 United Kingdom 2.9 5.1 3.6 1827 2013
 Tanzania 32.9 1073.7 n/a 16,211 2013
 Ukraine 13.5[2] 35.3 n/a 5099 2012[13]
 United States 10.6 12.9 7.1 34,064 2013
 Uruguay 16.6 28.5 n/a 567 2013
 Uzbekistan 11.2 n/a 3240 2013
 Vanuatu 16.6 300 n/a 42 2013
 Vietnam 24.5 55 n/a 22,419 2013
 Yemen 21.5 436.6 n/a 5248 2013
 Zambia 24.7 670.9 n/a 3586 2013
 Zimbabwe 28.2 429.8 n/a 3985 2013

See also[edit]

Nations:

General:

References[edit]

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