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Road Deaths 'Per 100,000 Inhabitants'

and

'Per Billion Vehicle-Kilometres Travelled' 2009

  

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Country

 

Killed per 100 000 inhabitantsa
2009

 

Country

Killed per billion veh-kmb
2008

Malaysia

23.8

Korea

20.1

Argentina

18.4

Czech Republic

19.4

Greece 2

13.8

Malaysia

17.7

Cambodia 1

12.6

Cambodia

15.1

United States

?   12.1

Slovenia

12.3

Korea 1

12.0

Belgium

9.6

Poland

12.0

New Zealand

9.1

Lithuania 1

11.0

Austria

9.0

New Zealand

8.9

Israel

8.8

Belgium 2

8.9

Denmark

8.2

Czech Republic

8.6

France

8.1

Slovenia

8.4

Japan

8.1

Hungary

8.2

United States

8.0

Portugal

7.9

Canada

7.3

Italy 2

7.9

Norway

6.6

Austria

7.6

Australia

6.5

Luxemburg  2

7.2

Finland

6.5

Australia

6.9

Germany

6.5

France 1

6.8

Ireland

5.7

Canada 1

6.3

Switzerland

5.6

Spain

5.9

United Kingdom

5.2

Denmark

5.5

Sweden

5.1

Ireland

5.4

Iceland

3.9

Finland

5.3

 

 

Iceland

5.3

 

 

Germany

5.1

 

 

Japan

4.5

 

 

Switzerland

4.5

 

 

Norway

4.4

 

 

Israel

4.2

 

 

Netherlands

3.9

 

 

Sweden

3.9

 

 

United Kingdom

3.8

 

 

 

 

1.     Provisional data.

2.     Year 2008 data.

a.       The number of road deaths per 100 000 population is a means of comparing road death levels among countries by taking into account their different sizes in population. It is also a measure of the public health risk associated with road trauma.

b.       The number of road deaths per billion vehicle kilometres travelled is a direct measure of the risk of road travel.

Data issued by the OECD on 15 September, 2010

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