Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Connecticut is in the northeast of the United States with a population of 3,590,886 as of 2015. The population has remained reasonably constant over the past 10 years. During 2010 the population of Connecticut was 3,574,097, and in 2005 the population was at about 3,510,297. While the number of residents in Connecticut is growing, the population isn’t increasing by large numbers. Due to the steady population, it is easy to assume that the number of people killed in traffic accidents hasn’t grown much in the past 10 years.
During 2015, there were 253 fatal crashes that took place in the state which claimed 266 lives. This can also be calculated by deaths per 100,000 people, which can help you to compare different state’s crash deaths more accurately according to the state’s population. In 2015, the state of Connecticut had 7.4 deaths caused by traffic crashes per 100,000 people. This is a pretty low number considering the national average is 10.9 people of 100,000.
Pedestrians can also be vulnerable to injuries or death caused by traffic accidents. In 2015, 45 people lost their lives in Connecticut, accounting for eight percent of the total amount of lives lost due to traffic accidents. The number of pedestrians killed by automobiles has been slowly increasing over the past ten years, along with the population. In 2010 the numbers were similar to 2015. 46 joggers and walkers were killed, accounting for 14% of the total deaths that year. The numbers were a little bit lower in 2005 when there were 34 pedestrian deaths, which was 12% of total deaths caused by traffic accidents. As you can see the number of pedestrians killed closely follows the population trends for each year.