Geographic Summary of Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities

Pedestrian fatalities in crashes increased 53 percent in the last decade (2009 to 2018), with the pedestrians’ share of traffic fatalities increasing 42 percent, from 12 to 17 percent. This research note examines the location of pedestrian fatalities. Key results of this analysis show: From 2014 to 2018 the number of counties with pedestrian fatalities increased 13 percent, the number of urban areas with pedestrian fatalities increased 8 percent, and the number of metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with pedestrian fatalities increased 6 percent. In 2018 about 74 percent of pedestrian fatalities nationwide occurred in urbanized areas (UAs) and 89 percent in metropolitan statistical areas. From 2009 to 2018 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes increased 8 percent overall. The trend of the increase over the last decade is seen in Figure 1. Pedestrian fatalities increased 53 percent during this time. In 2009 pedestrians accounted for 12 percent of all crash fatalities. This increased at varying rates, averaging 4 percent annually from 2009 to 2018, to 17 percent by 2018.


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  • Accession Number: 01720879
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 822
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2019 9:32AM