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This FACT indicates the number of road fatalities that occured per 100,000 persons in each Australian state in 2012. The definition of a road-traffic fatality varies from country to country. The definition used in Australia is a person who dies within 30 days of a crash on a public road involving a vehicle with an engine, and the death being the result of the crash. The road fatality rate is different from the fatal road accident rate, as multiple persons may incur fatal injuries in one single car accident. The state with the highest number is the Northern Territory at 20.44 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 3.20 per 100,000 people.