Fatalities in U.S. railroad accidents from 2005 to 2017

Fatalities - U.S. train crashes 2005-2017 This graph shows the number of fatalities in U.S. railroad accidents from 2005 through 2017. In 2017, some 864 people died in train accidents in the United States, an increase from 757 fatalities in 2016.
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Number of fatalities
2005884
2006903
2007851
2008804
2009695
2010735
2011681
2012669
2013702
2014769
2015748
2016757
2017*864
Number of fatalities
2005884
2006903
2007851
2008804
2009695
2010735
2011681
2012669
2013702
2014769
2015748
2016757
2017*864
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This graph shows the number of fatalities in U.S. railroad accidents from 2005 through 2017. In 2017, some 864 people died in train accidents in the United States, an increase from 757 fatalities in 2016.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2005 to 2017
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Select Total fatalities and 2017 from the dropdown to generate the data.
* 2017 data is preliminary.

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