List of countries by traffic-related death rate

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Death rates from road traffic accidents by country, per 100,000 inhabitants, world map (WHO 2013).[1][nb 1]
  fewer than 5
  5-10
  10-15
  15-20
  20-25
  25-30
  30-35
  35-40
  more than 40

This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year, per number of motor vehicles, 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 1.35 million deaths worldwide in the year 2016.[2]

That is, one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing 449 million people (seven percent of the world's population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drunk 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 percent of low- and middle-income countries have policies in place to protect these road users.[3] 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.[3]

74 percent of road traffic deaths occur in middle-income countries, which account for only 53 percent of the world's registered vehicles. In low-income countries it is even worse. Only one percent of the world's registered cars produce 16 percent 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.[3]

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 (26.6 per 100 000 population), and lowest in the European Region (9.3 per 100 000).[3]

Adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59 percent of global road traffic deaths. 77 percent of road deaths are males.[4]

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 international standard adjusted to a 30-day period), or "to compensate for under-reporting in some countries".[3][5]:62–74

List[edit]

The table shows that the highest death tolls tend to be in African countries, and the lowest in European countries. The table first lists WHO geographic regions before alphabetically sorted countries.

Country/region Continent Road fatalities
per 100,000
inhabitants
per year[5][2]
Road fatalities
per 100,000
motor vehicles[5][2]
Road fatalities
per 1 billion
vehicle-km[6]
Total fatalities
latest year
(adjusted/estimated
figures by WHO report)
[5][2]
Year, data source
(standard source:
The WHO report 2015,[3]
data from 2013
The WHO report 2018,[2]
data from 2016
)
World 18.2 1,350,000 2016
Africa 26.6 574[7] 246,719[7] 2016
Eastern Mediterranean 18.0 139[7] 122,730[7] 2016
Western Pacific 16.9 69[7] 328,591[7] 2016
South-east Asia 20.7 101[7] 316,080[7] 2016
Americas 15.6 33[7] 153,789[7] 2016
Europe 9 19[7] 85,629[7] 2018
 Afghanistan Asia 15.5 722.4 4,734 2013
 Albania Europe 13.6 107.2 399 2018
 Algeria Africa 23.8 127.8 9,337 2013
 Andorra Europe 7.6 7.9 6 2013
 Angola Africa 26.9 992 5,769 2013
 Antigua and Barbuda North America 6.7 20 6 2013
 Argentina South America 13.6 24.3 5,619 2013
 Armenia Europe 17.1 18.2 499 2018
 Australia Oceania 5.6 7.4 5.2 1,351 2016
 Austria Europe 4.7 6.1 5.1 452 2019[8]
 Azerbaijan Europe 7.5 52 722 2018
 Bahamas North America 13.8 36 52 2013
 Bahrain Asia 5.2 14.3 78 2017[nb 2][9]
 Bangladesh Asia 13.6 1020.6 21,316 2013
 Barbados North America 6.7 16.9 19 2013
 Belarus Europe 13.7 32.9 841 2018
 Belgium Europe 5.4 9 7.3 657 2019[10]
 Belize North America 24.4 26 81 2013
 Benin Africa 27.5 635.6 2,986 2016
 Bhutan Asia 15.1 167.2 114 2013
 Bolivia South America 23.2 205.2 3,476 2013
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe 15.7 76.7 552 2018
 Botswana Africa 23.6 91.6 477 2013
 Brazil South America 23.4 57.5 46,935 2013
 Bulgaria Europe 9 17.2 601 2019[10]
 Burkina Faso Africa 30.0 328.1 5,072 2013
 Cambodia Asia 17.4 107.2 2,635 2013
 Cameroon Africa 27.6 1385.1 6,136 2013
 Canada North America 5.8 8.9 5.1 2,118 2016
 Cape Verde Africa 26.1 229 130 2013
 Central African Republic Africa 33.6 4484.4 1,546 2016
 Chad Africa 24.1 497 3,089 2013
 Chile South America 12.4 51.1 2,179 2013
 China Asia 18.2 104.5 256,180 2018
 Colombia South America 16.8 83.3 8,107 2013
 Congo Africa 26.4 1063 1,174 2013
 Cook Islands Oceania 24.2 40.2 5 2013
 Costa Rica North America 13.9 38.4 676 2013
 Croatia Europe 7.3 21.1 340 2019[10]
 Cuba North America 7.5 133.7 840 2013
 Cyprus Asia 5.9 9.2 60 2019[10]
 Czech Republic Europe 5.8 8.6 11.5 630 2019[10]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa 33.7 26,529 2016
 Denmark Europe 3.4 7.2 3.9 227 2019[10]
 Djibouti Africa 24.7 216 2013
 Dominica North America 15.3 44.7 11 2013
 Dominican Republic North America 29.3 94.9 3,052 2013
 Ecuador South America 20.1 183.8 3,164 2013
 Egypt Africa 12.8 148.7 10,466 2013
 El Salvador North America 21.1 163.7 1,339 2013
 Eritrea Africa 24.1 2171.5 1,527 2013
 Estonia Europe 3.9 7.4 52 2019[8]
 Ethiopia Africa 26.7 385.7 27,326 2016
 Fiji Oceania 5.8 58.9 51 2013
 Finland Europe 3.8 5 5.1 260 2019[10]
 France Europe 5 8.4 5.8 3,585 2019[10]
 Gabon Africa 22.9 196.4 383 2013
 Gambia Africa 29.4 998.7 544 2013
 Georgia Europe 12.9 35 481 2019[11][12][13]
 Germany Europe 3.7 6.4 4.2 3,327 2019[10]
 Ghana Africa 26.2 443.1 6,789 2013
 Greece Europe 6.5 12.8 699 2019[10]
 Guatemala North America 19.0 114.7 2,939 2013
 Guinea Africa 28.2 1343.7 3,490 2016
 Guinea-Bissau Africa 27.5 751.9 468 2013
 Guyana South America 17.3 864.4 138 2013
 Honduras North America 17.4 1021.7 1,408 2013
 Hungary Europe 6.2 20.7 756 2019[10]
 Iceland Europe 6.6 7.6 4.9 22 2016
 India Asia 22.6 130.1 299,091 2018
 Indonesia Asia 12.2 36.7 31,726 2018
 Iran Asia 20.5 54.1 16,426 2016
 Iraq Asia 20.2 151.2 6,826 2013
 Ireland Europe 2.9 7.5 3.8 194 2019[10]
 Israel Asia 4.2 10.7 5.9 345 2016
 Italy Europe 5.2 6.3 3,333 2019[10]
 Ivory Coast Africa 24.2 828.9 4,924 2013
 Jamaica North America 11.5 61.7 320 2013
 Japan Asia 4.1 5.7 6.4 5,224 2016
 Jordan Asia 26.3 151.4 1,913 2013
 Kazakhstan Asia 17.6 101.4 3,158 2018
 Kenya Africa 29.1 640.7 12,891 2013
 Kiribati Oceania 2.9 86.9 3 2013
 Kuwait Asia 18.7 34.2 629 2013
 Kyrgyzstan Asia 15.4 127.3 916 2018
 Laos Asia 14.3 67.5 971 2013
 Latvia Europe 6.9 24.8 205 2019[10]
 Lebanon Asia 8.9 64.8 487 2019[14]
 Lesotho Africa 28.2 474.8 584 2013
 Liberia Africa 35.9 1,657 2016
 Libya Africa 26.1 46.3 1,645 2016
 Lithuania Europe 6.6 16.1 234 2019[10]
 Luxembourg Europe 5.7 7.7 36 2018
 North Macedonia Europe 6.4 49.1 134 2018
 Madagascar Africa 28.4 2963 6,506 2013
 Malawi Africa 31.0 5,601 2016
 Malaysia Asia 23.6 29.8 7,374 2016
 Maldives Asia 3.5 19.5 12 2013
 Mali Africa 25.6 1352.5 3,920 2013
 Malta Europe 6.1 6.8 26 2018
 Marshall Islands Oceania 5.7 141.8 3 2013
 Mauritania Africa 24.5 228.7 952 2013
 Mauritius Africa 12.2 35.6 158 2013
 Mexico North America 12.3 43 27.5 15,062 2013
 Federated States of Micronesia Oceania 1.9 24 2 2013
 Monaco Europe 0 0 2013
 Mongolia Asia 16.5 88.4 499 2018
 Montenegro Europe 10.7 31.7 67 2016
 Morocco Africa 18.0 209 6,870 2013
 Mozambique Africa 31.6 1507 8,173 2013
 Myanmar Asia 20.3 250.8 10,809 2013
 Namibia Africa 23.9 196.4 551 2013
 Nepal Asia 17.0 399.8 4,713 2013
 Netherlands Europe 3.8 6 4.7 648 2019[10]
 New Zealand Oceania 7.8 10 7.2 364 2016
 Nicaragua North America 15.3 164.3 931 2013
 Niger Africa 26.4 1491.1 4,706 2013
 Nigeria Africa 20.5 615.4 35,621 2013
 Norway Europe 2 3 3.0 110 2019[10]
 Oman Asia 25.4 85.3 924 2013
 Pakistan Asia 14.2 283.9 25,781 2013
 Palau Oceania 4.8 14.1 1 2013
 Panama North America 10.0 38.4 386 2013
 Papua New Guinea Oceania 16.8 1306.5 1,232 2013
 Paraguay South America 20.7 114.7 1,408 2013
 Peru South America 13.9 99.3 4,234 2013
 Philippines Asia 10.5 135 10,379 2013
 Poland Europe 7.7 13.5 3,698 2019[10]
 Portugal Europe 6.3 11.7 768 2019[10]
 Qatar Asia 15.2 50.9 330 2013
 Republic of Moldova Europe 9.7 61.8 394 2018
 Romania Europe 9.6 31.4 1,881 2019[10]
 Russia Europe 18.0 48.1 25,969 2016
 Rwanda Africa 32.1 3521.1 3,782 2013
 Saint Lucia North America 18.1 2103.3 33 2013
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North America 8.2 31.7 9 2013
 Samoa Oceania 15.8 171.9 30 2013
 San Marino Europe 3.2 1.8 1 2013
 São Tomé and Príncipe Africa 27.5 161.5 55 2016
 Saudi Arabia Asia 27.4 119.7 7,898 2013
 Senegal Africa 27.2 956.4 3,844 2013
 Serbia Europe 7.6 28.4 649 2019[10]
 Seychelles Africa 8.6 43 8 2013
 Sierra Leone Africa 27.3 2414.2 1,661 2013
 Singapore Asia 3.6 20.2 197 2013
 Slovakia Europe 4.5 12.7 330 2019[10]
 Slovenia Europe 4.9 9.5 7.0 134 2019[10]
 Solomon Islands Oceania 19.2 240 108 2013
 Somalia Africa 25.4 6532.5 3,884 2016
 South Africa Africa 25.1 133.9 13,273 2013
 South Korea Asia 6.5[15][16] 13 3,349 2019
 Spain Europe 3.7 5.8 1,922 2019[10]
 Sri Lanka Asia 17.4 70.9 3,691 2013
 Sudan Africa 24.3 2872.8 9,221 2013
 Suriname South America 19.1 49.7 103 2013
 Swaziland Africa 24.2 1667.4 303 2013
 Sweden Europe 2.2 4.6 3.8 223 2019[10]
 Switzerland Europe 2.2 3.7 3.2 223 2019[10]
Taiwan Asia 7.8 1,849 2019
 Tajikistan Asia 18.1 374.9 1,577 2018
 Tanzania Africa 32.9 1073.7 16,211 2013
 Thailand Asia 32.7 60.2 22,491 2016
 Timor-Leste Asia 16.6 295.8 188 2013
 Togo Africa 31.1 3653.4 2,123 2013
 Tonga Oceania 7.6 98.1 8 2013
 Trinidad and Tobago North America 14.1 58.9 189 2013
 Tunisia Africa 24.4 154.4 2,679 2013
 Turkey Europe 12.3 46.4 9,782 2016
 Turkmenistan Asia 14.5 107.8[nb 3] 823 2018
 Uganda Africa 27.4 836.8 10,280 2013
 Ukraine Europe 13.7 42.2 6,089 2016
 United Arab Emirates Asia 18.1 62.7 1,678 2013
 United Kingdom Europe 2.9 5.7 3.4 2,019 2019[10]
 United States North America 12.4 14.2 7.3 39,888 2018
 Uruguay South America 13.4 19.6 460 2016
 Uzbekistan Asia 11.5 3,617 2016
 Vanuatu Oceania 16.6 300 42 2013
 Vietnam Asia 24.5 55 22,419 2013
 Yemen Asia 21.5 436.6 5,248 2013
 Zambia Africa 24.7 670.9 3,586 2013
 Zimbabwe Africa 28.2 429.8 3,985 2013

See also[edit]

Nations:

General:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The following groupings/assumptions were made:
    • France includes the overseas departments as well as overseas collectivities.
    • The United Kingdom includes the Crown dependencies as well as the overseas territories.
    • The United States of America includes the insular areas.
    • The Netherlands includes Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.
    • Denmark includes Greenland and the Faroe islands.
    • China includes the SARs of Hong Kong and Macao.
  2. ^ Not included in WHO 2018 report
  3. ^ Figures from 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from World Health Organization Estimated Deaths 2015
  2. ^ a b c d e WHO, ed. (2018). Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 (PDF) (official report). Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO). pp. xiv–xv, 1–13, 91ff (countries), 302–313 (table A2), 392–397 (table A11). ISBN 978-92-4-156568-4. Retrieved 5 May 2019. Tables A2 & A11, data from 2016
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