Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas

Kansas is a state in Midwest that’s known for their wheat and beef cattle production. As of 2015 the recorded population in Kansas was 2,911,641 people. Over the past 10 years, the population has been increasing at a slow but steady rate. During 2005, the population was 2,744,687 people, and over the next 5 years, the population grew by almost 100,000 reaching 2,853,118 in 2010. When comparing these numbers side by side, you can see that Kansas is growing over time.

In the table below you can see the number of fatal traffic accidents that have occurred in Kansas in the past 10 years, and the lives that were lost due to them. When looking at the table, you can see that the number of accidents, deaths, and deaths per 100,000 people have been decreasing over time. Even with the population rising these statistics are still dropping.

Traffic Accident Statistics in Kansas between 2005 – 2015

Year# Of Accidents# Of DeathsDeaths Per 100,000 People

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable victims of traffic crashes. Despite a push to live greener and healthier, our state has not done enough to protect the lives of people who walk to school, work, and around town. In fact, 24 pedestrians were killed in 2015, accounting for seven percent of the total number of people who were killed in crashes that year.

These numbers reflect a significant increase in pedestrian deaths, as in 2010 the number of pedestrians killed in traffic accident represented three percent of the total. And in 2005, pedestrian fatalities represented six percent of the total.

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