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 Carcassesec

1993

73,608

7,012

9.53

0

461

120,789

9,576

1994

74,048

7,138

9.64

1

467

128,890

10,438

1995

76,203

8,052

10.57

1

516

135,458

11,167

1996

78,357

8,614

10.99

3

620

146,262

12,276

1997

71,512

8,097

11.32

4

884

159,533

13,148

1998

64,041

7,564

11.81

2

761

169,377

12,427

1999

64,485

7,787

12.07

2

779

185,056

11,366

2000

64,364

7,556

11.74

1

795

204,256

10,389

2001

52,987d

6,057

11.43

4

617

230,201

13,404

2002

59,659

8,641

14,48

2

600

266,238

11,975

2003

59,437

8,396

14.13

10

582

316,030

12,904

2004

59,192

8,481

14.33

7

590

353,389

11,116

2005

58,644

7,320

12.48

4

633

380,541

10,656

2006

54,815

8,336

15.21

11

536

394,515

11,502

2007

60,112

7,992

13.30

12

468

395,185

10,930

2008

61,309

7,252

11.83

9

442

376,467

8,898

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. (IA DNR)
dApproximately 10,000 crash reports are believed missing from the 2001 data due to a crash form change (IA DOT)

Crash Information from Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division
Deer Information from Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Click here to download file: IA_AVC_Data.xls

Crashes by County

Click here to download county AVC data from 1991 to 2004: IA AVC by county 1991-2004.xls