MINNESOTA CRASH FACTS
A COMPARISON FOR 1991, 1999, 2004, 2006 & 2012

  1991 1999 2004 2006_ 2012_
Total Crashes 101,419 96,813 91,274 78,745 69,236
People Injured 42,748 44,538 40,073 35,025 29,314
People Killed 531 626 567 494 395
Estimated Economic Cost $834million 1.64billion 1.8billion 1.5billion 1.51 billion
Licensed Drivers 3.22 million 3.92million 3.9million 3.9million 4 million
Percentage of traffic deaths   that were alcohol-related 40% 42% 31% 34% 33%
People killed in alcohol-related crashes 212 195 177 166 133
Arrest incident (male) 79.3% 74.5% 70% 68.6% 68%
Arrest incident (female) 17% 19% 21% 22.2% 25%
Most Dangerous holiday July 4th Christmas Thanksgiving New Years Memorial Day
Safety Belt Use

(Daytime)

53% 72% 82% 83% 94%
Bicycle Deaths 8 8 10 8 7
Motorcycle Deaths 40 29 50 70 43

Information derived from Minnesota Crash Facts 1991, 1999,  2004, 2006 and 2012  Minnesota Department of Public Safety