Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

General Data

 

Multi-State Deer-Vehicle Crash Numbers 2007-2008

 

 
Pre-Hunt Numbers in Deer Herd
Deer-Vehicle Interaction Measurea
Deer-Vehicle Crashesb
Deaths
Injuries
Est. Vehicle Damage (Millions)c
Connecticut
(2007)
63,000 (Post-Hunt 2006)
1,967
1,801
0
116
$3.1
Illinois
(2007)
800,000 (2003)
n/a
24,999
5
846
$42.5
Iowa
376,467 (Post-Hunt)
8,898
7,252
9
442
$12.3
Maryland
(2007)
229,000
6,593
(2008)
1,962d
2
458
$3.3
Michigan
1,892,000
(2007)
n/a
61,010
12
1,648
$103.7
Minnesota
1,218,000
n/a
2,538
9
360
$4.3
New Hampshire
(2007)
n/a
n/a
1,970
1
134
$3.3
New York
940,000
19,700
24,555
3
1,368
$41.7
Ohio
700,000
15,345
24,533
6
1,125
$41.7
Texas
(2007)
3,259,000e
n/a
6,241
18
1,257
$10.6
Wisconsin
1523,800
31,951
15,821
10
525
$26.9

  ALL DATA FROM 2008 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

a Deer-vehicle interaction (DVI) measures are either carcass removals or deer-vehicle incident  reports.   Please see the data tables that focus on each state for a specific definition of DVI.
b Data for CT, IA, MD, NH, NY, and TX are animal-vehicle crashes.
c Vehicle damage cost estimate based on $1,700 per reported crash.
dAnimal-vehicle crashes in MD defined by an animal as a first harmful event or as a first or second contributing factor.
e Estimate only for portion of state monitored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

 

Multi-State Deer-Vehicle Crash Numbers 2005-2006

 

 
Pre-Hunt Numbers in Deer Herd
Deer-Vehicle Interaction Measurea
Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Deaths
Injuries
Est. Vehicle Damage (Millions)c
Connecticut
62,000 (Post-Hunt 2003)
2,667
1,070b
2
129
$1.8
Illinois
750,000 (2001)
n/a
23,723
11
886
$40.3
Iowa
340,000 (Post-Hunt)
10,656
8335b (2006)
11
536
$14.2
Maryland (2006)
234,000
6,764
1,479b
3
266
$2.5
Michigan
1,702,000
n/a
60,875 (2006)
12 (2006)
1,676 (2006)
$103.5
Minnesota (2006)
1,361,000
6,488
4,138
3
486
$7.0
New York
790,000
24,637 (2004)
11,042b (2006)
4 (2006)
780
$18.8
Ohio  (2006)
659,000
17,860
28,227
12
1,187
$48.0
Texas (2001)
n/a
n/a
2,810b
12
1,379
$4.8
Wisconsin
1,809,000 (2006)
36,900 (2006)
17,555
12
664
$29.8
Total (n=10)
7,707,000 (n=9)
105,972 (n=7)
159,254
82
7,989
$270.7

  ALL DATA FROM 2005 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

a Deer-vehicle interaction (DVI) measures are either carcass removals or deer-vehicle incident   reports. Please see the data tables that focus on each state for a specific definition of DVI.

b Data for CT, IA, MD, NY, and TX are animal-vehicle crashes. Data is for state-maintained roadways only in NY and does not include property damage crashes on non-state-maintained roadways in CT.

c Vehicle damage cost estimate based on $1,700 per reported crash.

 

Regional Reported Deer-Vehicle Crash Numbers 2004-2005

 

 
Pre-Hunt Numbers in Deer Herd
Deer-Vehicle Crashes*
Deaths
Injuries
Est. Vehicle Damage (Millions)**

Illinois (2004)

750,000 (2001)
25,837
6
1,072
$43.9

Iowa

340,000 (Post-Hunt)
7,303
4
639
$12.4

Michigan

1,702,000

58,741

9

1,700
$99.9

Minnesota

1,361,000

4,176

2
474
$7.1

Ohio

650,000
25,492
8
1,032
$43.3

Wisconsin

1,624,000
17,555
12
664
$29.8

Total (6 states)

6,427,000
139,104
41
5,575
$236.4

ALL DATA FROM 2005 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

*Nationally, it has been estimated that the total number actual deer-vehicle crashes may be at least twice as large as those reported. In Minnesota, it is believe to be three to four times larger than those reported above. In Wisconsin, 41,687 carcasses were collected in 2005. In Iowa and Ohio, 10,656 and 17,160 carcass collections were recorded just by state maintenance in 2005. As expected, the number of unreported deer-vehicle crashes probably varies from state to state due to different reporting procedures, etc., and few states track statewide carcass collections. Minimum property damage crash reporting thresholds may also be different. The number of reported crashes in Iowa are for animals collisions.

**Vehicle damage cost estimate based on $1,700 per reported crash.

Regional Reported Deer-Vehicle Crash Numbers 2003-2004

 
Est. Pre-Hunt Deer Herd
Reported Deer-Vehicle Crashes*
Deaths
Injuries
Est. Approx. Vehicle Damage Cost**

Michigan

1,853,000
62,707
3
1,647
$106.6 mil

Wisconsin

1,643,000
19,846
11
689
$33.7 mil

Minnesota

1,256,000

4,900

7
489
$8.3 mil

Illinois

750,000
(2001)

25,660
(2003)

6
(2003)
1,245
(2003)
$43.6 mil

Iowa

360,000
(post-hunt)
8,471
7
596
$14.4 mil

Upper Midwest Region

5,862,000
121,584
35
4,666
$206.6 mil

ALL DATA FROM 2004 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

*It has been estimated that the total number actual deer-vehicle crashes may be at least twice as large as those reported. In Minnesota it is believed to be three to four times as large as those reported. As expected, the number of unreported deer-vehicle crashes probably varies from state to state due to different reporting procedures, etc., and few states track the number of carcass collections. Minimum property damage crash reporting thresholds may also be different. The number of reported crashes in Iowa are for animal collisions.

  **Vehicle damage cost estimate based on $1,700 per reported crash.

Regional Reported Deer-Vehicle Crash Numbers 2002-2003

 
Est. Pre-Hunt Deer Herd
Reported Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Deaths
Injuries
Vehicle Damage**

Michigan

1,800,000
(2001)
67,760*
11
1,913
$115.2 mil

Wisconsin

1,663,000
21,666*
13
792
$36.8 mil

Minnesota

1,253,000

5,546*
(2002)

5
523
(2002)
$9.4 mil

Illinois

750,000
(2001)
25,660*
6
1,245
$43.6 mil

Iowa

315,809
(post-hunt)
6,375*
10
511
$10.8 mil

Upper Midwest Region

5,781,809
127,007*
45
4,984
$215.8 mil

 

Regional Numbers 2000-2002

 
Pre-Hunt Numbers in Deer Herd
Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Deaths
Injuries
Vehicle Damage

Michigan
(Year: 2001)

1,800,000
67,000*
11
2,100
$113.9 mil

Wisconsin
(Year: 2002)

1,345,000
20,470*
6
710
$34.8 mil

Minnesota
(Year: 2002)

1,180,000
5,550*
5
520
$9.4 mil

Illinois
(Year: 2002)

750,000 (For 2001)
23,645*
2
976
$40.2 mil

Iowa
(Year: 2000)

210,000
7,550*
1
630
$12.8 mil
Upper Midwest Region
5,285,000
124,215*
25
4,936
$211.1 mil

 

Regional Numbers 2000/2001

 
Pre-Hunt Numbers in Deer Herd
Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Deaths
Injuries
Vehicle Damage

Michigan
(Year: 2001)

1,800,000
67,000
11
2,100
$114 mil

Wisconsin
(Year: 2001)

1,500,000
19,900
9
800
$34 mil

Minnesota
(Year: 2000)

9600,000
19,000
2
450
$32 mil

Illinois
(Year: 2001)

750,000 (est.)
22,900
5
920
$39mil

Iowa
(Year: 2000)

210,000
7,800
3
600
$13 mil
Upper Midwest Region
5,220,000
136,600
30
4,870
$232 mil

* Numbers are from 2000. Updated 2001 numbers are not available.

 

Regional Numbers 2000

 
Pre-Hunt Numbers in Deer Herd
Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Deaths
Injuries
Vehicle Damage

Michigan
(Year: 2000)

1,900,000
65,000
8
2,000
$110 mil

Wisconsin
(Year: 2000)

1,600,000
20,000
5
800
$34 mil

Minnesota
(Year: 2000)

960,000
19,000
2
450
$32 mil

Illinois
(Year: 2000)

800,000
23,645
5
800
$33 mil

Iowa
(Year: 2000)

210,000
7,800
3
600
$13 mil
Upper Midwest Region
5,470,000
131,500
23
4,936
$222 mil