Pedestrian Death Rate

Shows the number of pedestrians killed in traffic collisions per 100,000 population. In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 76,000 pedestrians were injured (CDC).

  • Measurement Period: 2011
Pedestrian Death Rate
RANGE: 0<1.8

Understanding the color Range

Each Health Indicator includes five-color range indexes. The color range index compares all counties in the state that have the same indicator in the same timeframe. It then calculates where the selected county falls in that range and displays the color that best reflects how the county is doing in comparison to the other counties in the filtered group. The range displays the highest and lowest county values within the state that have the same indicator for the same measurement period.

Current county values will be compared to State and National values if they are available.

Green and red arrows indicate that the county value is better or worse than the state or national value. The arrows will change directions and colors based on which end of the range is positive.
This icon simply means that the county value is equal to the state or national value.
Some indicators display blue, which means the data is not meant for health-status comparison, but is intended simply to provide information.
If history data is available the trend icon will point up or down based on its relationship to the last county value.
Dimensions 2011
Dimension Low Value High Number of Counties Compared
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Fatality Analysis Reporting System
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is a census of motor vehicle traffic crashes that result in a fatality to a vehicle occupant or nonmotorist within 30 days of the crash. FARS contains data on all fatal crashes within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Data are collected on several aspects of the crash, including the event, the vehicle(s) and driver(s), and each person involved. These data can be used to answer many questions on the safety of vehicles, drivers, traffic situations, and roadways, at the state and national levels.


To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle travelling on a traffic way customarily open to the public, and result in the death of a person (either an occupant of a vehicle or a non-motorist) within 30 days of the crash. Data are abstracted from official state records and coded on standard FARS forms by state employees who have received FARS training. Data sources include: police accident reports, state vehicle registration files, state driver license files, state highway department data, vital statistics data, death certificates, Coroner/Medical Examiner reports, hospital medical records, and emergency medical service reports. FARS forms are transmitted to DOT for quality assurance and analysis. An online database (FARS Query System) is available for public use.