From 2000 to 2006, the number of crash injuries increased 2.1 percent. However, the injury rate decreased from 126.1 injuries per 100 Million VMT to 119.4 injuries per 100 Million VMT.
In 2006, 133,399 persons were injured in motor vehicle crashes in Georgia and 6,377 persons received serious, incapacitating injuries.
In 2006, 3,380 children ages 0-4 were injured, 199 more than in 2000. Additionally, 3,837 children ages 5-9 were injured compared with 4,152 in 2000 – representing a 10 percent decline in the injury rate per 100,000 population.
While rates for all age categories declined (from 2000 to 2006), the rate for 10 through 14 year-olds, at a 20 percent decrease, declined the most.
For all age groups except for those 75 years of age and older, females had a higher injury rate than males.
Injuries rise sharply in mid to late teens, peaking at 18 years of age. Injuries then decline steadily until early 30's where decline is more gradual.
CRASH INJURIES DATA SHEET (WORD FORMAT)
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