List of countries by traffic-related death rate

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Death rates from road traffic accidents by country, per 100,000 inhabitants, world map (WHO 2013).

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Death rates from road traffic accidents by country, per 100,000 inhabitants, world map (WHO 2013).
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This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year, per number of motor vehicles, and per vehicle-km in some countries in the year the data was collected.


According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.35 million deaths worldwide in 2016. [2]

That is, one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing 449 million people (seven percent of the world's population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drunk driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints). Over a third of road traffic deaths in low- and middle-income countries are among pedestrians and cyclists. However, less than 35 percent of low- and middle-income countries have policies in place to protect these road users. [3] The average rate was 17.4 per 100,000 people. Low-income countries now have the highest annual road traffic fatality rates, at 24.1 per 100,000, while the rate in high-income countries is lowest, at 9.2 per 100,000. [3]

74 percent of road traffic deaths occur in middle-income countries, which account for only 53 percent of the world's registered vehicles. In low-income countries it is even worse. Only one percent of the world's registered cars produce 16 percent of world's road traffic deaths. This indicates that these countries bear a disproportionately high burden of road traffic deaths relative to their level of motorization. [3]

There are large disparities in road traffic death rates between regions. The risk of dying as a result of a road traffic injury is highest in the African Region (26.6 per 100 000 population), and lowest in the European Region (9.3 per 100 000). [3]

Adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59 percent of global road traffic deaths. 77 percent of road deaths are males. [4]

The total fatalities figures comes from the WHO report (table A2, column point estimate, pp. 264–271) and are often an adjusted number of road traffic fatalities in order to reflect the different reporting and counting methods among the many countries (e.g., "a death after how many days since accident event is still counted as a road fatality?" (by international standard adjusted to a 30-day period), or "to compensate for under-reporting in some countries". [3] [5] :62–74


The table shows that the highest death tolls tend to be in African countries, and the lowest in European countries. The table first lists WHO geographic regions before alphabetically sorted countries.

Country/regionContinentNos. of road deathsYear of data source
(standard source:
WHO report 2015, [3]
data from 2013
WHO report 2018, [2]
data from 2016
per 100,000
per year [5] [2]
per 100,000
motor vehicles
per year [5] [2]
per 1 billion
vehicle-km [6]
latest year
figures from
WHO report)
[5] [2]
Africa26.6574 [7] 246,719 [7] 2016
Eastern Mediterranean18.0139 [7] 122,730 [7] 2016
Western Pacific16.969 [7] 328,591 [7] 2016
South-east Asia20.7101 [7] 316,080 [7] 2016
Americas15.633 [7] 153,789 [7] 2016
Europe9.319 [7] 85,629 [7] 2016
Flag of Taliban.svg  Afghanistan Asia15.5722.44,7342013
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Europe15.1107.24782016
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Africa23.8127.89,3372013
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra Europe7.67.962013
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Africa26.99925,7692013
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda North America6.72062013
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina South America13.624.35,6192013
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Europe18.318.25462016
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Oceania4.57.41,1312018 [8]
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Europe5.46.15.14552016
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Europe10.070.99432016
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas North America13.836522013
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain Asia5.214.3782017 [nb 2] [9]
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Asia13.61020.621,3162013
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados North America6.716.9192013
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Europe13.732.912822016
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Europe5.497.36572019 [10]
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize North America24.426812013
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin Africa27.5635.62,9862016
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan Asia15.1167.21142013
Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg  Bolivia South America23.2205.23,4762013
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe17.776.76762016
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana Africa23.691.64772013
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil South America23.457.546,9352013
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Europe917.26012019 [10]
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Africa30.0328.15,0722013
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Asia17.4107.22,6352013
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Africa27.61385.16,1362013
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada North America5.88.95.12,1182016
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde Africa26.12291302013
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic Africa33.64484.41,5462016
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad Africa24.14973,0892013
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile South America12.451.12,1792013
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Asia18.8104.5261,3672016
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia South America16.883.38,1072013
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo Africa26.410631,1742013
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands Oceania24.240.252013
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica North America13.938.46762013
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Europe7.321.13402019 [10]
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba North America7.5133.78402013
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Europe5.99.2602019 [10]
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Europe5.88.611.56302019 [10]
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo Africa33.726,5292016
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Europe3.47.23.92272019 [10]
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti Africa24.72162013
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica North America15.344.7112013
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic North America29.394.93,0522013
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador South America20.1183.83,1642013
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Africa12.8148.710,4662013
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador North America21.1163.71,3392013
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea Africa24.12171.51,5272013
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Europe7.012.8902016
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Africa26.7385.727,3262016
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Oceania5.858.9512013
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Europe3.855.12602019 [10]
Flag of France.svg  France Europe58.45.83,5852019 [10]
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Africa22.9196.43832013
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia Africa29.4998.75442013
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Europe12.0732.74502020
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Europe3.76.44.23,3272019 [10]
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Africa26.2443.16,7892013
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Europe6.512.86992019 [10]
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala North America19.0114.72,9392013
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Africa28.21343.73,4902016
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau Africa27.5751.94682013
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana South America17.3864.41382013
Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  Honduras North America17.41021.71,4082013
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Asia1.512.88.11132019 [11]
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Europe6.220.77562019 [10]
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Europe3.87.64.98 [12] 5-y avg. 2016–2021 [12] [13]
Flag of India.svg  India Asia16.6130.1207,5512016
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Asia15.336.738,2792016
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Asia20.554.116,4262016
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Asia20.2151.26,8262013
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Europe2.97.53.81942019 [10]
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Asia4.210.75.93452016
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Europe5.26.33,3332019 [10]
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Africa24.2828.94,9242013
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica North America11.561.73202013
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Asia4.15.76.45,2242016
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Asia7.65 [14] 49.9 [14] 750 [14] 2016 [14]
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Asia24.2101.43,9832016
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Africa29.1640.712,8912013
Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati Oceania2.986.932013
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Asia18.734.26292013
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan Asia22.0127.312202016
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos Asia14.367.59712013
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Europe6.924.82052019 [10]
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Asia22.664.810882016
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho Africa28.2474.85842013
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia Africa35.91,6572016
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya Africa26.146.31,6452016
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Europe6.616.12342019 [10]
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Europe8.79.9462016
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia Europe9.449.11982016
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar Africa28.429636,5062013
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi Africa31.05,6012016
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Asia23.629.87,3742016
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives Asia3.519.5122013
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Africa25.61352.53,9202013
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Europe5.16.8222016
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands Oceania5.7141.832013
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania Africa24.5228.79522013
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius Africa12.235.61582013
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico North America12.34327.515,0622013
Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Micronesia Oceania1.92422013
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco Europe002013
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Asia21.088.45972016
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Europe10.731.7672016
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Africa18.02096,8702013
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Africa31.615078,1732013
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Asia20.3250.810,8092013
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Africa23.9196.45512013
Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal Asia17.0399.84,7132013
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Europe3.864.76482019 [10]
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Oceania7.8107.23642016
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua North America15.3164.39312013
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger Africa26.41491.14,7062013
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Africa20.5615.435,6212013
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Europe233.01102019 [10]
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Asia25.485.39242013
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Asia14.2283.925,7812013
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau Oceania4.814.112013
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama North America10.038.43862013
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea Oceania16.81306.51,2322013
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay South America20.7114.71,4082013
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru South America13.999.34,2342013
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Asia10.513510,3792013
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Europe7.713.53,6982019 [10]
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Europe6.311.77682019 [10]
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Asia15.250.93302013
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Europe12.561.84372016
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Europe9.631.41,8812019 [10]
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Europe11.65016,9812019
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda Africa32.13521.13,7822013
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia North America18.12103.3332013
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North America8.231.792013
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa Oceania15.8171.9302013
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino Europe3.21.812013
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe Africa27.5161.5552016
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Asia27.4119.77,8982013
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Africa27.2956.43,8442013
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Europe7.628.46492019 [10]
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles Africa8.64382013
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone Africa27.32414.21,6612013
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Asia3.620.21972013
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Europe4.512.73302019 [10]
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Europe4.99.57.01342019 [10]
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Oceania19.22401082013
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Africa25.46532.53,8842016
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Africa25.1133.913,2732013
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Asia6.51313.8 [6] 3,3492019 [15]
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Europe3.75.81,9222019 [10]
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Asia17.470.93,6912013
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Africa24.32872.89,2212013
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname South America19.149.71032013
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland Africa24.21667.43032013
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Europe2.24.63.82232019 [10]
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland Europe2.23.73.22232019 [10]
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Asia12.1 [nb 3] 2,865 [nb 3] 2019 [nb 3] [nb 2] [16]
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan Asia18.8374.91,5432016
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania Africa32.91073.716,2112013
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Asia32.760.222,4912016
Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor Asia16.6295.81882013
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Africa31.13653.42,1232013
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga Oceania7.698.182013
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago North America14.158.91892013
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Africa24.4154.42,6792013
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Asia12.346.49,7822016
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan Asia17.4107.8 [nb 4] 9142016
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Africa27.4836.810,2802013
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Europe13.742.26,0892016
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Asia18.162.71,6782013
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Europe2.95.73.42,0262019 [10]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States North America12.414.27.339,8882018
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay South America13.419.64602016
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Asia11.53,6172016
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Oceania16.6300422013
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Asia24.55522,4192013
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen Asia21.5436.65,2482013
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Africa24.7670.93,5862013
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Africa28.2429.83,9852013

See also




  1. The following groupings/assumptions were made:
    • France includes the overseas departments as well as overseas collectivities.
    • The United Kingdom includes the Crown dependencies as well as the overseas territories.
    • The United States of America includes the insular areas.
    • The Netherlands includes Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.
    • Denmark includes Greenland and the Faroe islands.
  2. 1 2 Not included in WHO 2018 report
  3. 1 2 3 Non-harmonized figures!
  4. Figures from 2013.

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