VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CRASHES BY VEHICLE TYPE AND CRASH SEVERITY, 2003 AND 2012
  Fatal crashes Injury crashes Property damage-only crashes
  2003 2012 2003 2012 2003 2012
Passenger cars            
Crashes 26,562 18,092 2,129,232 1,683,457 4,355,703 3,875,068
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 1.65 1.31 132 122 270 281
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 20.17 14.24 1,617 1,325 3,308 3,049
Light trucks (1)            
Crashes 22,299 17,254 1,232,615 1,087,044 2,804,228 2,705,815
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 2.14 1.34 118 84 269 210
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 26.21 14.54 1,449 916 3,297 2,280
Motorcycles            
Crashes 3,802 5,080 63,644 88,920 13,575 17,863
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 39.70 23.85 665 418 142 84
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 70.80 60.08 1,185 1,052 253 211
(1) Trucks with 10,000 pounds or less gross vehicle weight. Includes pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons and utility vehicles. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicle miles traveled - USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, revised by NHTSA; Registered passenger cars and light trucks - R.L. Polk & Co; Registered motorcycles - USDOT, Federal Highway Administration.