Table 5. Total and alcohol-related1 traffic crash fatalities according to decedent’s role, United States, 1982–2004.
Year Decedent's role
Driver Passenger Nonoccupant Unknown All
Total fatalities Alcohol-related Total fatalities Alcohol-related Total fatalities Alcohol-related Total fatalities Alcohol-related Total fatalities Alcohol-related
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
2004 26,871 10,635 39.6 10,355 3,708 35.8 5,532 2,543 46.0 78 33 42.2 42,836 16,919 39.5
2003 26,779 10,863 40.6 10,458 3,641 34.8 5,543 2,561 46.2 104 40 38.6 42,884 17,105 39.9
2002 26,659 10,998 41.3 10,604 3,903 36.8 5,630 2,571 45.7 112 53 47.5 43,005 17,524 40.7
2001 25,869 10,745 41.5 10,469 3,908 37.3 5,756 2,693 46.8 102 54 52.8 42,196 17,400 41.2
2000 25,567 10,697 41.8 10,695 4,092 38.3 5,597 2,547 45.5 86 44 51.5 41,945 17,380 41.4
1999 25,257 10,229 40.5 10,521 3,682 35.0 5,842 2,614 44.7 97 48 49.1 41,717 16,572 39.7
1998 24,743 10,096 40.8 10,530 3,746 35.6 6,119 2,777 45.4 109 53 48.8 41,501 16,673 40.2
1997 24,667 10,143 41.1 10,944 3,859 35.3 6,288 2,660 42.3 114 49 42.7 42,013 16,711 39.8
1996 24,534 10,557 43.0 11,058 4,225 38.2 6,368 2,919 45.8 105 48 45.3 42,065 17,749 42.2
1995 24,390 10,745 44.1 10,782 3,988 37.0 6,526 2,936 45.0 119 63 53.2 41,817 17,732 42.4
1994 23,691 10,373 43.8 10,518 4,011 38.1 6,398 2,870 44.9 109 54 49.1 40,716 17,308 42.5
1993 23,142 10,722 46.3 10,361 4,101 39.6 6,576 3,051 46.4 71 34 48.2 40,150 17,908 44.6
1992 22,584 10,929 48.4 10,211 4,324 42.3 6,370 2,989 46.9 85 49 57.3 39,250 18,290 46.6
1991 23,930 12,102 50.6 10,688 4,744 44.4 6,768 3,241 47.9 122 72 58.9 41,508 20,159 48.6
1990 25,750 13,454 52.2 11,276 5,426 48.1 7,465 3,634 48.7 108 73 67.2 44,599 22,587 50.6
1989 26,389 13,663 51.8 11,624 5,124 44.1 7,495 3,595 48.0 74 42 56.9 45,582 22,424 49.2
1988 27,253 14,464 53.1 11,805 5,585 47.3 7,917 3,719 47.0 112 64 56.9 47,087 23,833 50.6
1987 26,833 14,527 54.1 11,623 5,667 48.8 7,825 3,838 49.1 109 61 56.0 46,390 24,094 51.9
1986 26,630 15,059 56.5 11,498 5,910 51.4 7,853 3,972 50.6 106 76 72.0 46,087 25,017 54.3
1985 25,337 13,958 55.1 10,619 5,259 49.5 7,782 3,896 50.1 87 54 62.3 43,825 23,167 52.9
1984 25,589 14,872 58.1 10,586 5,629 53.2 7,973 4,185 52.5 109 76 69.4 44,257 24,762 55.9
1983 24,138 14,572 60.4 10,595 5,814 54.9 7,746 4,173 53.9 110 76 68.7 42,589 24,635 57.8
1982 24,690 15,385 62.3 10,867 6,086 56.0 8,299 4,642 55.9 89 60 67.9 43,945 26,173 59.6

1  A crash is considered as alcohol-related if either a driver or a nonoccupant (pedestrian or pedalcyclist) had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.01 g/dl or greater. When alcohol tests were not done or test results are unknown, imputed BAC data provided by NHTSA are used.

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