Compared to 2006, there was a slight increase (6) in the number of crashes investigated and reported.
Traffic crashes 256,206
Drivers involved 366,917
Average crashes per day 702
Mileage Death Rate (per 100 million VMT) 1.57
FATALITIES AND FATAL CRASHES
Compared to 2006, there was an 4.3% decrease in traffic fatalities.
Fatal crashes 2,947
INJURIES AND INJURY CRASHES
Compared to 2006, there was a 1.29% decrease in traffic injuries.
Possible injuries 117,130
Non-incapacitating injuries 69,460
Incapacitating injuries 25,559
Total injuries 212,149
Injury crashes 135,601
ALCOHOL-RELATED FATALITIES, INJURIES, AND CRASHES
38.6% of traffic fatalities and 8.9% of traffic crashes were alcohol-related.
Alcohol-related fatalities 1,244
Alcohol-related injuries 16,208
Alcohol-related crashes 22,823
Alcohol-related fatal crashes 1,119
Alcohol-related injury crashes 10,328
58.9% of all crashes occurred in primarily business areas, while 59% of fatal crashes were in
open country and residential areas?.
Crashes in Business Areas 150,937
Crashes in Residential Areas 74,016
Crashes in Open Country 31,224
Fatal Crashes in Business Areas 1,206
Fatal Crashes in Residential Areas 832
Fatal Crashes in Open Country 908
16.5% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians.
Pedestrians killed 530
Pedestrians injured 7,529
Pedestrian crashes 8,139
Drinking is a major problem with pedestrians in traffic crashes. 11.01% (947) of all pedestrians in
crashes (8,595) had been drinking and 41.13% (218) of all pedestrian fatalities (530) had been
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