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Motor Vehicle Deaths in Japan, 2018

National Police Agency reported that 3,532 of people were killed by car accidents in 2018. Those were the victims only who died within 24 hours after the accidents. The actual victims are more than them.

The number of victims decreased by 162 from 2017.

The following figure shows the rate of motor vehicle deaths by prefecture in 2018.

Red prefectures are high risk regions. Blue prefectures are relatively low risk areas. Tokyo is the lowest.

Figure: Motor Vehicle Death Rate per 100,000 by Prefecture in 2016

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Table: Motor Vehicle Deaths by Prefecture in 2018

Prefecture Deaths
Aichi 189
Chiba 186
Saitama 175
Kanagawa 162
Hyōgo 152
Osaka 147
Tokyo 143
Hokkaido 141
Fukuoka 136
Ibaraki 122
Shizuoka 104
Niigata 102
Hiroshima 92
Gifu 91
Tochigi 89
Mie 87
Fukushima 75
Okayama 68
Nagano 66
Gunma 64
Kagoshima 64
Kumamoto 60
Iwate 59
Ehime 59
Miyagi 56
Toyama 54
Kyoto 52
Yamaguchi 52
Yamagata 51
Aomori 45
Nara 45
Kagawa 44
Akita 42
Fukui 41
Shiga 39
Oita 39
Okinawa 38
Yamanashi 37
Wakayama 36
Nagasaki 36
Miyazaki 34
Tokushima 31
Saga 30
Kochi 29
Ishikawa 28
Tottori 20
Shimane 20
   

Table: Motor Vehicle Death Rate per 100,000 by Prefecture in 2018

Prefecture Rate, Per 100,000
Fukui 5.26
Toyama 5.11
Mie 4.83
Iwate 4.70
Yamagata 4.63
Kagawa 4.55
Tochigi 4.55
Gifu 4.53
Niigata 4.50
Yamanashi 4.50
Ehime 4.33
Ibaraki 4.22
Akita 4.22
Tokushima 4.17
Kochi 4.06
Fukushima 3.99
Kagoshima 3.94
Wakayama 3.81
Yamaguchi 3.76
Saga 3.64
Okayama 3.57
Tottori 3.54
Aomori 3.52
Kumamoto 3.40
Oita 3.39
Nara 3.34
Gunma 3.27
Hiroshima 3.25
Nagano 3.18
Miyazaki 3.12
Chiba 2.98
Shimane 2.92
Shizuoka 2.83
Hyōgo 2.76
Shiga 2.76
Fukuoka 2.66
Nagasaki 2.66
Hokkaido 2.65
Okinawa 2.63
Aichi 2.51
Ishikawa 2.44
Miyagi 2.41
Saitama 2.39
Kyoto 2.00
Kanagawa 1.77
Osaka 1.67
Tokyo 1.04
   

Source is National Police Agency. 平成30年中の交通事故死者数について

www.npa.go.jp/news/release/2019/20190104jiko.html

www.e-stat.go.jp/stat-search/file-download?statInfId=000031782696&fileKind=0

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