Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

Illinois Data

Year
Total Crashesa
Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Percent Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Fatalities
Injuries
Pre-Hunt Deer Population Estimates
Salvaged & Unsalvaged Deer Carcasses

1993

418,915

16,504

3.94

3

796

--

--

1994

452,895

17,118

3.78

5

778

--

--

1995

462,049

17,573

3.80

1

856

--

--

1996

145,050b

11,010b

7.59b

1

606

--

--

1997

145,710c

17,076c

11.72c

1

776

--

--

1998

150,160c

18,066c

12.03c

3

833

--

--

1999

157,660c

20,468c

12.98c

4

933

--

--

2000

460,172

19,731

4.29

5

831

--

--

2001

443,293

22,933

5.17

5

916

750,000

--

2002

438,990

23,675

5.39

2

976

--

--

2003

437,289

25,660

5.87

6

1,245

800,000

--

2004

433,032

25,862

5.97

6

1,069

--

--

2005

421,522

24,201

5.74

11

902

--

--

2006

408,670

25,491

6.24

1

939

--

--

2007

422,778

24,999

5.91

5

846

--

--

2008

408,258

24,209

5.93

2

759

--

--

2009d

292,106

18,831

6.45

6

711

--

--

2010

289,260

17,132

5.92

10

634

--

--

2011

281,788

18,037

6.40

6

613

--

--

2012

274,111

15,488

5.65

4

608

--

--

2013

285,477

15,334

5.37

6

617

--

--

Notes:
aDefined as an occurrence which originates on public roadways involving a moving motor vehicle producing death, injury, or property damage in excess of $500.
bOnly crashes occurring on state maintained roadways and fatal crashes were recorded in crash database
cData for crashes investigated by the City of Chicago were excluded
dThe law regarding the reporting threshhold for property damage was amended, effective January 1, 2009 as follows: "When all drivers involved in crash are insured, the amount of damage to any one person's property that must be reported increased from $500 to $1,500. If any driver does not have insurance, the threshold remains at $500. The change did not affect the reporting of injury or fatal crashes."

Users of this information are advised to contact their local state departments of transportation and natural resources to confirm and verify the above information.