Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

Iowa Data

Year
Total Crashesa Animal-Vehicle Crashes Percent Animal-Vehicle Crashes Fatalities Injuries Post-Hunt Deer Population Estimatesb Salvaged & Unsalvaged Deer Carcassesc
1993 73,608 7,012 9.53 0 461 289,666 9,576
1994 74,048 7,138 9.64 1 467 298,625 10,438
1995 76,203 8,052 10.57 1 516 307,861 11,167
1996 78,357 8,614 10.99 3 620 317,382 12,276
1997 71,512 8,097 11.32 4 884 327,198 13,148
1998 64,041 7,564 11.81 2 761 337,318 12,427
1999 64,485 7,787 12.08 2 779 347,750 11,366
2000 64,364 7,556 11.74 1 795 358,505 11,114
2001 57,103 6,057 10.61 4 617 369,593 14,243
2002 59,666 8,641 14.48 2 600 381,024 12,377
2003 59,440 8,396 14.13 10 582 392,808 13,720
2004 59,192 8,481 14.33 7 590 404,957 15,361
2005 58,643 7,320 12.48 4 633 417,481 14,364
2006 54,815 8,336 15.21 11 536 427,999 14,940
2007 58,809 7,689 13.07 12 473 430,685 13,730
2008 59,890 7,064 11.79 9 446 418,117 10,961
2009 55,488 7,655 13.8 9 376 403,521 13,518
2010 54,390 6,493 11.94 4 377 383,682 10,153
2011 48,774 6,453 13.23 1 296 359,993 10,626
2012 47,852 6,241 13.04 2 320 338,569 10,358
2013 49,798 5,964 11.98 4 322 309,257 9,174

Notes:
aTraffic crash defined as Iowa law requires motorists to report any motor vehicle crash which involved one or more vehicles and results in death, injury or property damage of at least $1000.
bTotal deer herd size post-hunt population estimates based upon simulation models.
cSalvaged kill recorded by DNR conservation officers and unsalvaged kill reported by DOT (Supplied by Iowa DNR).

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