Diversions: Deer Roadkill by U.S. State

Bloomberg ran a story this morning about how West Virginia leads the U.S. in deer roadkill per licensed vehicle. It has apparently now held this dubious record for three straight years. I couldn’t resist mapping the data, so here it is. (Note that actual numbers below are just a relative index, not the number of deaths per vehicle.) You can quickly see why deer would do well to exit West Virginia and move, say, to Hawaii.


You can find the original data here.