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There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 35,875 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration. There were an estimated 6,289,000 police-reported crashes in 1999- based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration. In 1999 the total of vehicle injuries was 2,678,748 million and 36,249 were killed in those car accidents.

Car Accidents.com (1999). 1999 Statistics. Retrieved on December 8, 2010 from http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats/1999_car_accident_stats.html
Car Accidents.com (2000). 2000 Statistics. Retrieved on December 7, 2010 from http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats/2000_killed.htm

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I am not impressed. They talk about accidents, deaths and injuries being up or down from prior years but the number of incidents is highly sensitive to the number of miles driven. Only one statistics was put in ...

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Response is 153 words in everyday language citing problems with these statistical reports and how they might be improved. Suitable for novice.