Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

New York Data

Year
Total Crashesa,b
Animal-Vehicle Crashesa,b
Percent Animal-Vehicle Crashesa,b
Fatalitiesa,b
Injuriesa,b
Pre-Hunt Deer Population Estimates
Salvaged & Unsalvaged Deer Carcassesc
1993 257,209 2,516 0.98 1 609 -- n/a
1994 259,184 2,699 1.04 2 684 730,000 n/a
1995 253,136 3,124 1.23 2 796 -- n/a
1996 250,521 3,262 1.30 1 844 750,000 n/a
1997 263,604 5,523 2.10 3 934 940,000 n/a
1998 306,646 9,741 3.18 5 917 930,000 n/a
1999 356,981 12,641 3.54 1 939 970,000 n/a
2000 392,245 14,208 3.62 0 992 1,060,000 n/a
2001 331,979 9,390 2.83 3 883 1,050,000 24,551
2002 253,710d 3,958 1.56 1 751 1,090,000 28,965
2003 246,926 5,289 2.14 5 752 940,000 30,519
2004 232,758 5,735 2.46 2 517 810,000 24,637
2005 245,084 11,240 4.59 5 1,357 780,000 20,808
2006 294,686 20,113 6.83 4 1,376 780,000 19,590
2007 352,307 23,961 6.80 5 1,332 840,000 20,911
2008 340,987 24,555 7.20 3 1,368 940,000 19,700
2009 600,268 34,819 5.8 2 1,200 850,000 --
2010 603,183 35,396 5.87 7 1,139 920,000 --
2011 556,126 35,161 6.32 4 1,311 920,000 --
2012 425,454 34,818 8.18 3 1,251 1,050,000 --
2013 417,710 36,613 8.77 3 1,080 960,000 --

Notes:
aReportable crashes in New York are those resulting in death, personal injury, or more than $1,000 in property damage. Property damage crash reports are primarily filed by the motorist involved pre-1997 and 2000 to 2005. Property damage crash reports were primarily filed by the investigating police agency involved from 1997 to 2000 and 2006 to 2008. From approximately 2008/2009 to 2011 the NYSDOT database included "non-reportable" crashes (i.e., property damage crashes with under $1,000 in damage). Crash data from 2009 to 2013 includes New York City. In July 2001 the crash reports in New York started to include deer-involvement (rather than just animal-involvement) as a potential contributing crash factor.
bAnimal-vehicle crash data from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as provided to New York State Department of Transportation is for state-maintained roadways only (1993 to 2004). It has been estimated that these crashes represent, on average, about 53 percent of the reported animal-vehicle collisions statewide (1994 to 2004). Data from 2009 to 2013 includes New York City.
cIncludes only deer carcass removals by New York State Department of Transportation and their contractors along state-maintained roadways.

dDoes not include police-reported property-damage only crash reports.

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