Vital Signs: Injuries From Crashes – by county

data.bayareametro.gov | Last Updated 6 Jul 2018

VITAL SIGNS INDICATOR Injuries From Crashes (EN7-9) FULL MEASURE NAME Serious injuries from crashes (traffic collisions) LAST UPDATED October 2017 DESCRIPTION Injuries from crashes refers to serious but not fatal injuries sustained in a collision. The California Highway Patrol classifies a serious injury as any combination of the following: broken bones; dislocated or distorted limbs; severe lacerations; skull, spinal, chest or abdominal injuries that go beyond visible injuries; unconsciousness at or when taken from the scene; or severe burns. This injuries dataset includes serious injury counts for the region and counties, as well as individual collision data. DATA SOURCE California Highway Patrol: Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System CONTACT INFORMATION vitalsigns.info@bayareametro.gov METHODOLOGY NOTES (across all datasets for this indicator) The data is reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), which was accessed via SafeTREC’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS). The data was tabulated using provided categories specifying injury level, individuals involved, causes of collision, and location/jurisdiction of collision (for more: http://tims.berkeley.edu/help/files/switrs_codebook.doc). Fatalities were normalized over historic population data from the US Census and American Community Surveys and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) data from the Federal Highway Administration. For more regarding reporting procedures and injury classification, see the California Highway Patrol Manual (http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/stateCatalog/states/ca/docs/CACHP555Manual_22003ch1-13.pdf).

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This dataset has the following 19 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Geographygeographytext
Yearyearnumber
InjuriesinjuriesnumberNumber of severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesMotoristsinjuriesmotoristsnumberNumber of motorist (including motorcyclist) severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesBicyclistinjuriesbicyclistnumberNumber of bicyclist severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesPedestrianinjuriespedestriannumberNumber of pedestrian severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesPer100KCapitainjuriesper100kcapitanumberTotal number of severe injuries per 100,000 people
InjuriesPer100MVMTinjuriesper100mvmtnumberTotal number of severe injuries per 100 million VMT
Injuries_5YRinjuries_5yrnumber5-Year Rolling Average of Number of severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesMotorists_5YRinjuriesmotorists_5yrnumber5-Year Rolling Average of Number of motorist severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesBicyclist_5YRinjuriesbicyclist_5yrnumber5-Year Rolling Average of Number of bicyclist severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesPedestrian_5YRinjuriespedestrian_5yrnumber5-Year Rolling Average of Number of pedestrian severe injuries as a result of crashes (traffic collisions) in the given year and geography
InjuriesPer100KCapita_5YRinjuriesper100kcapita_5yrnumber5-Year Rolling average of injuries per 100,000 people
InjuriesPer100MVMT_5YRinjuriesper100mvmt_5yrnumber5-Year Rolling average of injuries per 100 million VMT
Populationpopulationnumber
VMTvmtnumberAnnual Vehicle Miles Traveled
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