Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

Minnesota Data

Year
Total Crashesa
Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Percent Deer-Vehicle Crashes
Fatalities
Injuries
Pre-Hunt Deer Population Estimatesb
Salvaged & Unsalvaged Deer Carcassesb, c

1993

100,907

6,522

6.47

1

352

n/a

15,066

1994

99,701

5,887

5.90

1

406

912,000

15,268

1995

96,022

5,266

5.48

3

426

931,000

8,679d

1996

105,332

4,943

4.69

2

370

788,000

10,633

1997

98,626

4,891

4.96

3

350

733,000

10,465

1998

92,926

5,334

5.74

2

412

793,000

11,712

1999

96,813

5,596

5.78

2

537

899,000

12,079

2000

103,591

5,309

5.12

2

453

952,000

10,856

2001

98,984

5,520

5.58

5

497

1,001,000

10,828

2002

94,969

5,557

5.85

5

523

1,058,000

9,806

2003

n/a

n/a

n/a

5

n/a

1,098,000

9,171

2004

91,274

4,900

5.37

8

489

1,105,000

8,798

2005

87,813

4,176

4.76

2

474

1,097,000

7,344

2006

78,745

4,138

5.25

3

486

1,225,000

6,995

2007

81,505

3,144

3.86

6

382

1,225,000

n/a

2008

79,095

2,538

3.21

9

360

1,218,000

n/a

Notes:
aMotor vehicle crash defined as a crash that involves a motor vehicle in transport on a public traffic-way in Minnesota and results in at least $1000.00 ($500 before 8/1/94) in property damage.
bPre-hunt white-tailed deer herd population estimates
cSum of information from MN DOT Monthly Unsalvageable vehicle-killed report and possession permits obtained from MN law enforcement. Total numbers are believed to not include data from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
dLower than expected data point. Cause unknown.

Crash Information from Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety
Deer Information from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Click here to download file: MN_DVC_Data.xls