StatisticsIndustrialized Countries: Fatalities  1996.

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Countries

Deaths

Cars    

Other vehicles 

Population

Deaths  per 100,000 pop

Austria

1,027

3,691,000

303,000

8,066,000

12.73

Albania

260

67,000

34,000

3,670,000

7.08

Belgium

1,356

4,339,000

679,000

10,157,000

13.35

Bulgaria

1,014

1,707,000

1,219,000

8,341,000

12.16

Czech. Rep.

1,568

3,350,000

376,000

10,200,000

15.37

Denmark

514

1,802,000

291,000

5,262,000

9.77

Estonia

213

407,000

78,000

1,462,000

14.57

Finland

404

1,943,000

286,000

5,132,000

7.87

France

8,541

25,500,000

5,255,000

58,494,000

14.60

Germany

8,758

41,045,000

3,764,000

81,895,000

10.69
Greece

2,076

1,959,000

849,000

10,465,000

19.84
Hungry 1,370 2,264,000 351,000 10,174,000 13.47
Ireland 450 946,000 143,000 3,621,000 12.43
Italy 8,051 30,600,000 3,408,000 57,461,000 14.01
Latvia 594 380,000 136,000 2,502,000 23.74
Lithuania 667 742,000 130,000 3,712,000 17.97
Luxembourg 72 232,000 48,000 418,000 17.22
Norway 255 1,661,000 392,000 4,393,000 5.81
Netherlands 1,180 5,840,000 1,049,000 15,562,000 7.58
Poland 6,359 8,054,0001 1,609,000 38,639,000 16.46
Portugal 2,730 4,003,000 1,292,000 9,935,000 27.48
Romania 2,845 2,433,000 711,000 22,582,000 12.60
Russia 29,468 15,814,000 14,110,000 148,000,000 19.91
Slovakia 620 1,111,000 214,000 5,356,000 11.56
Spain 5,483 14,753,000 3,480,000 39,299,000 13.95
Sweden 537 3,655,000 326,000 8,844,000 6.01
Switzerland 616 3,268,000 301,000 7,085,000 8.69
Turkey 7,056 3,791,000 3,318,000 63,000,000 11.20
U.K. 3,598 22,272,000 3,291,000 56,957,000 6.31
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Australia 1,970 8,629,000 2,319,000 18,289,000 10.77
Canada 3,082 13,217,000 3,704,000 29,964,000 10.29
Japan 15,176 47,000,000 22,244,000 125,864,000 12.06
U.S.A. 41,907 138,203,000 65,456,000 265,557,000 15.78
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Statistics: published in isolation can be used to hide the truth rather than reveal it.  Albania would appear to be doing rather well... it has the 4th best figures... a death rate of 7.08 per 100,000.  But, this figure is so low only because the Country has so few vehicles.  True, your chances of being killed by a vehicle in Albania are quite low... but if you see a vehicle coming... run for your life!!  To a lesser extent the same can be said of all the ex-communist States of eastern Europe.  At the other end of the scale... the U.S.A. does not appear to do very well.  But, one of the main reasons is the fact that they have so many vehicles.  Taking this into account... the Country would be in 10th position rather than 26th.  See Table below.
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There are four sets of statistics which are commonly used...
Number of fatalities / population
Number of fatalities / number of vehicles
Number of fatalities / length of the road network
Number of fatalities / traffic [vehicles-km and/or passengers-km.]
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Industrialized Countries: Fatalities  1996.  Showing Death rates per 100,000 population: Death rates per 100,000 vehicles: and each Country's position.
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Countries:
Position.

Deaths

Deaths per 100,000 pop

Total Vehicles.

Deaths  per 100,000 Vehs.

Position.

Norway. 1 255 5.81

2,053,000

12.42

1

Sweden. 2

537 6.01 3,981,000 13.49 2

U.K. 3

3,598

6.31

25,563,000 14.08 3
Albania. 4 260 7.08 101,000 257.43 33
Netherlands. 5 1,180 7.58 6,889,000 17.13 4
Finland. 6 404 7.87 2,229,000 18.13 7
Switzerland. 7 616 8.69 3,569,000 17.26 5
Denmark. 8 514 9.77 2,093,000 24.56 13
Canada. 9 3,082 10.29 16,921,000 18.21 8
Germany. 10 8,758 10.69 44,809,000 19.55 9
Australia. 11 1,970 10.77 10,948,000 17.99 6
Turkey. 12 7,056 11.20 7,109,000 99.25 31
Slovakia. 13 620 11.56 1,325,000 46.79 23
Japan. 14 15,176 12.06 69,244,000 21.92 11
Bulgaria. 15 1,356 12.16 2,926,000 46.34 22
Ireland. 16 450 12.43 1,089,000 41.32 19
Romania. 17 2,845 12.60 3,144,000 90.49 29
Austria. 18 1,027 12.73 3,994,000 25.71 =14
Belgium. 19 1,356 13.35 5,018,000 27.02 16
Hungry. 20 1,370 13.47 2,615,000 52.39 25
Spain. 21 5,483 13.95 18,233,000 30.07 18
Italy. 22 8,051 14.01 34,008,000 23.67 12
Estonia. 23 213 14.57 485,000 43.92 21
France. 24 8,541 14.60 30,755,000 27.77 17
Czech. Rep. 25 1,568 15.37 3,726,000 42.15 20
U.S.A. 26 41,907 15.78 203,659,000 20.58 10
Poland. 27 6,359 16.46 9,663,000 65.81 26
Luxemb. 28 72 17.22 280,000 25.71 =14
Lithuania. 29 667 17.97 872,000 76.49 28
Greece. 30 2,076 19.84 2,808,000 73.93 27
Russia. 31 29,468 19.91 29,924,000 98.48 30
Latvia. 32 594 23.74 516,000 115.11 32
Portugal. 33 2,730 27.48 5,292,000 51.59 24
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