Years of Data Used
Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FARS is a census of fatal motor vehicle crashes with a set of data files documenting all qualifying fatalities that occurred within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico since 1975. To qualify as a FARS case, the crash had to involve a motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway customarily open to the public, and must have resulted in the death of a motorist or a non-motorist within 30 days of the crash.
It is possible to download a set of data files from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and produce estimates of smaller locations, or estimates by age, race or gender. However, using this data requires somewhat advanced analytic capabilities. We suggest contacting your local law enforcement agency, as they are likely to have access to this data, and would be important partners in any efforts in this area.