Mortality in Argentina: comparison with other countries

Total fatalities in traffic accidents

(Includes deaths in accidents or as consequence of them, up to the 30 following days ).  

 

Year

1990

2000

2008

2012

Decrease in deaths percentage

  1990-2012

Sweden

772

591

397

285

63%

Netherlands

1.376

1.082

677

566

59%

United States

44.599

41.495

37.423

33.561

25%

Spain

9.032

5.777

3.100

1.903

79%

Argentina

7.075

7.545

8.205

7.485

0%

Our concern

Argentina has one of the highest mortality rates caused by traffic accidents: twenty two people die every day, there are almost 8.000 deaths every year and more than 120.000 anual injured people in several degrees of severity, apart from numerous material losses.

These numbers are significantly high when compared with the mortality rates in other countries, in relation to their population and number of circulating automobiles.