Traffic Fatalities as of September 21, 2023
- This Year: 36
- YTD Last Year: 24
- Percent Change: 50%
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
*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)