Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse

Wisconsin Data

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

1993

142,285

22,819

16.04

3

567

1,152,000

36,787

1994

148,325

24,573

16.57

4

794

1,383,000

39,249

1995

148,864

23,922

16.07

9

822

1,665,000

46,443

1996

136,698

19,931

14.58

3

805

1,423,000

46,239

1997

129,954

19,167

14.75

7

735

1,226,000

44,210

1998

125,831

19,595

15.57

5

783

1,494,000

41,829

1999

130,950

21,289

16.26

6

841

1,663,000

44,897

2000

139,510

20,468

14.67

5

806

1,818,000

47,555

2001

125,403

19,914

15.88

9

801

1,503,000

45,702

2002

129,072

20,470

15.86

6

710

1,345,000

45,278

2003

131,191

21,666

16.51

13

792

1,663,000

47,841

2004

128,308

19,846

15.47

11

686

1,643,000

48,316

2005

125,174

17,555

14.02

12

664

1,624,000

41,687

2006

117,877

17,878

15.17

7

633

1,809,000

36,900

2007

125,123

17,977

14.37

14

591

1,816,300

35,685

2008

125,103

15,821

12.65

10

525

1,523,800

31,951

Notes:
aA reportable crash is defined as a crash resulting in injury or death of any person, any damage to government-owned non-vehicle property to an apparent extent of $200 or more, or total damage to property owned by any one person to an apparent extent of $1000 ($500 before 1/1/96) or more.
bEstimated statewide pre-hunt white-tailed deer population size
cSum of deer carcasses removed by contractors of WI DNR and salvaged with free permits. Fiscal year data, from the beginning of July of previous year to the end of June in the year recorded.

 

Click here to download file: WI_DVC_Data.xls

Crashes by County

Click here to download county DVC data from 1987 to 2003: 87-07_crashes_by_county.xls

Additional Information

Crash Information from Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Deer Information from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources