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Traffic Data

Traffic Fatalities as of July 19, 2024

  • This Year: 31
  • YTD Last Year: 29
  • Percent Change: 7%

NOTE: The Traffic Safety and Specialized Enforcement Branch is also currently investigating four 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    

'04 '05 '06* '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14** '15 '16*** '17 '18+ '19 '20++ '21 '22 '23
Fatalities 45 49 43 54 39 33 25 32 19 29 26 26 28 30 36 27 37 40 35 52

*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 US Park Police territory (Rock Creek Parkway) on 5/22/14.
***Two of the 2016 traffic fatalities are from a crash that occurred on US Park Police territory (Rock Creek Parkway on 7/9/16).
+Two of the 2018 traffic fatalities are from a crash that occurred on US Park Police territory.
++One fatality in 2020 occurred on US Park Police jurisdiction (12/20/20)

Traffic Safety Data