Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Indiana
Indiana is a state located in the northern Midwest of the United States of America. As of 2015 Indiana had a reported population of 6,619,680 people. The population has been growing at a fairly consistent rate over the past ten years. In 2005, the population of Indiana was 6,271,973 people. The population grew by about 200,00 over the next 5 years, resulting in a population of 6,483,802 people in 2010. When comparing the population over these years shows you that Indiana is constantly growing, which would lead one to believe that the number of fatal traffic accidents would grow as well.
In the table below you will see that the number of fatal traffic accidents has been slowly decreasing over the past 10 years. Some years do not follow this trend, but in general, the number is decreasing, even with the population increasing in those 10 years.
Traffic Accident Statistics in Indiana between 2005 - 2015
|Year||# Of Accidents||# Of Deaths||Deaths Per 100,000 People|
Traffic accidents put not only the occupants of the cars at risk; pedestrians are also at risk for injury or death. During 2015, 96 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles, accounting for 12 percent of the total number of lives lost in crashes that year. The national average for the percentage of pedestrian lives lost was 15%. In 2010, 62 pedestrians were killed, accounting for eight percent of the total traffic accident deaths. Lastly, in 2005, 63 pedestrians died, accounting for seven percent of the traffic accident deaths that year. These statistics lead you to believe that the number of pedestrian deaths has increased in the past 10 years.