Fatality Analysis Reporting System General Estimates System: 2010 Data Summary

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which became operational in 1975, contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of an occupant of a vehicle or a nonoccupant within 30 days of the crash. The 2010 FARS data file used for the statistics in this report was created in July 2011. The updated final counts for 2009 are reflected in this report. The updated final counts for 2010 will be reflected in the 2011 report. Data in the General Estimates System (GES) are obtained from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes. The system began operation in 1988. To be eligible for the GES sample, a police accident report (PAR) must be completed for the crash, and the crash must involve at least one motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway and must result in property damage, injury, or death. The 2010 GES file used for the statistics in this report was completed in October 2011.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 660
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2013 10:38AM