How to Use the Crash Facts and Statistics Book

This booklet is divided into sections by topic. In most cases, the topics are presented at a general level and become more specific. Please read the narrative and notes associated with the tables/graphs to make sure the data presented is the data you want.

Skim through the Definitions. Some terms can be misleading or confusing, even to experienced readers. For example, an "alcohol-related" crash does not necessarily mean the driver of the vehicle causing the crash was drunk. The driver of the vehicle not at fault might have been drinking, or even a pedestrian involved with the crash might have been drinking.