VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CRASHES BY VEHICLE TYPE AND CRASH SEVERITY,1997 AND 2007
  Fatal crashes Injury crashes Property damage-only  crashes
  1997 2007 1997 2007 1997 2007
Passenger cars            
Crashes 30,059 22,716 2,736,000 1,708,000 5,116,000 4,014,000
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 1.97 1.41 179 106 335 250
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 24.11 16.49 2,195 1,240 4,104 2,914
Light trucks (1)            
Crashes 18,628 21,686 1,064,000 1,163,000 2,314,000 3,007,000
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 2.26 1.84 129 99 281 256
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 27.68 21.48 1,582 1,152 3,439 2,978
Motorcycles            
Crashes 2,160 5,286 51,000 98,000 10,000 20,000
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 21.43 38.83 501 720 102 146
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 56.45 74.05 1,321 1,374 268 278

(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.