Traffic Fatalities

Traffic Fatalities as of May 22, 2015

  • This Year : 6
  • Last year: 11
  • Percent Change: -45.5%

NOTE: The Traffic Safety and Specialized Enforcement Branch is also currently investigating three Special Circumstance Investigations in which motorists may have suffered from a medical emergency, resulting in their deaths. The actual crash may not have caused the death. These cases are not included in the traffic fatality count.

20-Year Traffic Fatality Trend

Year    

'95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06* '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 2014**
Fatalities 62 65 63 59 47 52 72 50 69 45 49 43 54 39 33 25 32 19 29 26

*The MPD Major Crash Unit recorded 41 traffic fatalities in 2006; two additional traffic fatalities that occurred in DC in 2006 were recorded by the Park Police, for a total of 43 traffic fatalities in the District of Columbia in 2006.
**One of the 2014 traffic fatalities is from a crash that occurred on Park Police territory (Rock Creek Pkwy) on 5/22/14.