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                      How Goes It
                       FY 12

FY 12 had the best rate ever for:
Private Motor Vehicle Fatalities: Marine
Off-Duty Shore and Recreational Fatalities: Navy/Marine, Navy

                  Fatality Summary
                    Navy/Marine

121 Sailors and Marines died in mishaps:
  -  Private Motor Vehicle: 73 (60%)
  -  Aviation: 17 (14%)
  -  Surface Ships/Submarines (Exc. PT): 2 (2%)
  -  Operational Diving: 1 (1%)
  -  Ashore Operational, Excluding MV/PT: 6 (5%)
  -  Operational MV: 4 (3%)
  -  Off-duty Shore/Recreation: 13 (11%)
  -  PT: 5 (4%)

                    Navy

57 Sailors died in mishaps:
  -  Private Motor Vehicle: 42 (74%)
  -  Aviation: 2 (4%)
  -  Surface Ships/Submarines (Exc. PT): 2 (4%)
  -  Operational Diving: 1 (2%)
  -  Operational MV: 1 (2%)
  -  Off-duty Shore/Recreation: 6 (11%)
  -  PT: 3 (5%)

                    Marine Corps

64 Marines died in mishaps:
  -  Private Motor Vehicle: 31 (48%)
  -  Aviation: 15 (23%)
  -  Ground Operational, Including PT/Excluding MV: 8 (13%)
  -  Operational MV: 3 (5%)
  -  Off-duty Shore/Recreation: 7 (11%)
  -  PT: 2 (3%)

              Statistical Trend Summary
                    Navy/Marine

Total Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 7.38 (40 mishaps) which was:
  -  2nd best year
FY 10 had the best rate, 6.87, (38 mishaps).

Aviation Class A Flight Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 1.27 (15 mishaps) which was:
  -  3rd best year
FY 10 had the best rate, .94, (11 mishaps).

Shore/Ground Class A Operational Mishaps, Excluding MV/PT:
The rate for FY 12 was 1.29 (7 mishaps) which was:
  -  5th best year; better than each of the previous six years
FY 98 had the best rate, 1.19, (7 mishaps).

PT Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was .92 (5 mishaps) which was:
  -  8th best year; worse than each of the previous five years
FY 11 had the best rate, .36, (2 mishaps).

MV Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 1.29 (7 mishaps) which was:
  -  7th best year; better than 3 of the previous five years
FY 90 had the best rate, .85, (7 mishaps).

Total Navy/Marine Military Operational Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 6.46 (35 fatalities) which was:
  -  7th best year; worse than the previous five year period
FY 11 had the best rate, 4.56, (25 fatalities).

Private Motor Vehicle Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 13.48 (73 fatalities) which was:
  -  3rd best year
FY 11 had the best rate, 12.21, (67 fatalities).

Off-duty Shore and Recreational Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 2.40 (13 fatalities) which was:
  -  best year

                    Navy

Total Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 5.71 (19 mishaps) which was:
  -  2nd best year
FY 10 had the best rate, 5.28, (18 mishaps).

Aviation Class A Flight Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was .99 (9 mishaps) which was:
  -  5th best year; worse than 3 of the previous five years
FY 99 had the best rate, .78, (9 mishaps).

Shore Class A Operational Mishaps, Excluding MV/PT:
The rate for FY 12 was .30 (1 mishap) which was:
  -  2nd best year
FY 10 had the best rate, .29, (1 mishap).

PT Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was .90 (3 mishaps) which was:
  -  22nd best year; worse than the previous five year period
There are 3 previous years which tied for the best rate, .00.

MV Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was .30 (1 mishap) which was:
  -  3rd best year
FYs 09 and 10 tied for the best rate, .00.

Afloat Class A Operational Mishaps (Excluding PT):
The rate for FY 12 was 1.62 (5 mishaps) which was:
  -  tied for 2nd best year; better than 3 of the previous five years
FY 98 had the best rate, 1.05, (4 mishaps).

Total Navy Military Operational Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 2.70 (9 fatalities) which was:
  -  2nd best year
FY 11 had the best rate, 2.07, (7 fatalities).

Private Motor Vehicle Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 12.62 (42 fatalities) which was:
  -  4th best year; worse than the previous five year period
FY 11 had the best rate, 7.68, (26 fatalities).

Off-duty Shore and Recreational Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 1.80 (6 fatalities) which was:
  -  best year

                    Marine Corps

Total Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 10.06 (21 mishaps) which was:
  -  5th best year; worse than 4 of the previous five years
FY 09 had the best rate, 8.49, (18 mishaps).

Aviation Class A Flight Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 2.18 (6 mishaps) which was:
  -  7th best year; worse than the previous five year period
FY 01 had the best rate, 1.40, (5 mishaps).

Ground Class A Operational Mishaps, Including PT/Excluding MV:
The rate for FY 12 was 3.83 (8 mishaps) which was:
  -  6th best year; worse than the previous five year period
FY 09 had the best rate, 2.36, (5 mishaps).

PT Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was .96 (2 mishaps) which was:
  -  5th best year; worse than the previous five year period
There are 3 previous years which tied for the best rate, .00.

MV Class A Operational Mishaps:
The rate for FY 12 was 2.87 (6 mishaps) which was:
  -  10th best year; better than 3 of the previous five years
FY 92 had the best rate, .00, (0 mishaps).

Total Marine Military Operational Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 12.46 (26 fatalities) which was:
  -  9th best year; worse than the previous five year period
FY 08 had the best rate, 5.46, (11 fatalities).

Private Motor Vehicle Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 14.85 (31 fatalities) which was:
  -  best year

Off-duty Shore and Recreational Fatalities:
The rate for FY 12 was 3.35 (7 fatalities) which was:
  -  5th best year; better than each of the previous ten years
FY 01 had the best rate, 2.78, (5 fatalities).

                          

 Notes:
 
Flight Mishap rates: the number of mishaps per 100,000 flight hours.
 Afloat rates: the number of mishaps per 100 ships per year.
 Other rates: the number of mishaps/fatalities per 100,000 personnel per year.
 Rates are used to normalize data and account for changes in flight hours,
   ships, and personnel (e.g. downsizing), allowing valid comparisons.
 Historical comparisons (e.g. 'best year') use FY 81 - present data, except
  that statistics involving Marine non-aviation data start in FY 88.

 

 

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