Arizona had 962 crash fatalities compared to 897 in 2015. This 7 percent increase is just above the national average of 6 percent.
There is some good news in the data; the state saw an almost 14 percent drop in alcohol-related fatal car crashes between the two years. A total of 232 alcohol-related fatalities occurred in Arizona in 2016, compared to 269 in 2015.
A total of 37,461 crash fatalities occurred across the nation in 2016.