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News: ESTIMATED RATE OF UNINSURED MOTORISTS

The estimated rate of uninsured motorists is based upon vehicle registration data maintained by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and data for private passenger liability insurance reported to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) by insurers.  Other methods of evaluating rates of uninsured vehicles, such as studies based upon accident claims, may result in different estimates.




Year
Registered Vehicles Insured Vehicles
Rate of
Uninsured
Motorists

Number *
%
Change **

Number
%
Change **
1995 20,197,092   14,164,574   29.87%
1996 20,323,829 0.6% 14,620,180 3.2% 28.06%
1997 20,727,274 2.0% 16,557,565 13.3% 20.12%
1998 21,043,560 1.5% 17,604,603 6.3% 16.34%
1999 21,593,468 2.6% 18,512,755 5.2% 14.27%
2000 22,266,982 3.1% 19,107,564 3.2% 14.19%
2001 22,793,631 2.4% 19,806,658 3.7% 13.10%
2002 23,331,631 2.4% 20,003,536 1.0% 14.26%
2003  23,987,027  2.8%  20,550,067  2.7% 14.33%
2004 24,672,633 5.7% 21,113,403 5.5% 14.43%

* Based on DMV Currently Registered Vehicles by ZIP codes interpolated to July 1 for the given year. The number of Registered Vehicles includes an estimated number of vehicles that are unregistered.
** Percentage change from the previous year.


The links below provides estimated percentages of uninsured motorists by county in California for each of the three-year periods below. Any questions or comments regarding the methodology of the data collection presented in these tables may be forwarded to Luciano Gobbo, Research Program Specialist II - Statistical Analysis Division at (213) 346-6308.

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