United States abortion rates, 1960-2012

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 4 April 2014

Note: data is scaled relative to 1990 (1990 value=100). Plotted data includes:


United States abortion rates, data

yearabortionsabortion ratioabortion percentageabortion rate
per 1,000 live births% of births+abortionsper 1,000 women
aged 15-44
per 1,000
population
19602920.070.010.010.00
19612920.070.010.010.00
19622920.070.010.010.00
19633900.100.010.010.00
19648230.200.020.020.00
19657940.210.020.020.00
19661,0280.290.030.030.01
19672,0610.590.060.050.01
19686,0261.720.170.140.03
196925,9187.20.710.620.13
1970193,49151.94.94.530.94
1971485,816136.612.011.142.34
1972586,760180.115.313.162.80
1973744,600237.419.216.333.51
1974898,600284.422.119.284.20
19751,034,200328.924.821.724.79
19761,179,300372.327.124.195.41
19771,316,700395.828.426.425.98
19781,409,600422.929.727.676.33
19791,497,670428.630.028.796.65
19801,553,890430.230.129.286.84
19811,577,340434.630.329.256.87
19821,573,920427.630.028.776.79
19831,575,000432.830.228.456.74
19841,577,180429.930.128.156.69
19851,588,550422.429.728.016.68
19861,574,000419.029.527.416.55
19871,559,110409.329.026.936.43
19881,590,750406.928.927.376.51
19891,566,870387.827.926.856.35
19901,608,620386.827.927.396.44
19911,556,510378.627.526.346.15
19921,528,930376.127.325.895.96
19931,495,000373.727.225.255.75
19941,423,000360.026.523.975.41
19951,359,440348.625.822.825.11
19961,365,700349.525.922.765.05
19971,335,000344.025.622.274.90
19981,319,000334.625.121.954.78
19991,314,800332.124.921.874.71
20001,312,990323.524.421.304.65
20011,291,000320.724.320.884.53
20021,269,000315.524.020.494.41
20031,250,000305.623.420.174.30
20041,222,100297.222.919.694.17
20051,206,200291.522.619.414.08
20061,242,200291.222.619.954.16
20071,209,640280.321.919.484.01
20081,212,350285.422.219.463.99
20091,151,600278.821.818.473.75
20101,102,700275.721.617.683.55
20111,058,500267.721.116.973.38
20121,035,000*261.8*20.8*16.56*3.30*

* compiler's estimates

For sources, see Historical abortion statistics, United States.


© 2002-2011, 2014 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 4 April 2014.
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