Washington, D.C. — A new survey of U.S. traffic fatalities reveals that the city of Washington, DC, is one of the deadliest cities in the country.
According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 5,977 traffic fatalities in Washington, which has a population of 2.2 million people.
More than 9,500 of those deaths were in Washington’s suburbs.
While the numbers were far lower in some areas, the city’s death toll is more than 10 times higher than the nation’s overall.
The city of New York is second on the list with 3,928 fatalities, followed by Chicago at 2,858.
The most deadly city in the U.K., with 2,086, was followed by Philadelphia at 2.4, Milwaukee at 1.4 and Baltimore at 1,746.
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