Safe Communities has the goal of disseminating information regarding safety and crash statistics. Scroll below for details from the past years.
At A Glance
- One person was killed every 17.38 days
- There were 1.38 persons injured every day
- One person was injured every 17.45 hours
- Of the drivers involved in crashes, 55.8% are males, 38.7% are females, and 5.5% are gender not stated.
- Alcohol impaired drivers were involved in 19% of all fatalities
- Of all crashes, 62.4% occurred during the daylight
|Property Damage Only (PDO) Crashes
|Fatal Injury Crashes||14|
|Property Damage Only (PDO)
|Total Alcohol-Related Crashes
|Passenger Vehicles||4,491 [86.35%]|
|Unknown or Hit/Skip||72 [1.38%]|
|Total Units in Crashes||5,201|
To check out more in depth statistics for yourself, go to Ohio Department of Public Safety Crash Statistics.
These statistics are provisional.
Last updated on 12/17/2018.
Fatal Crash Types
|Single Vehicle||Multiple Vehicle||All Crashes|
|Ohio||570 (54%)||483 (46%)||1,053|
|United States||20,094 (58%)||14,345 (42%)||34,439|
|Drivers killed with known BAC results
(0.01 - 0.079)
|Drivers killed with BACs > 0.08||Total Drivers Killed
|Ohio||67 (6%)||324 (29%)||739|
|United States||2,017 (5%)||10,497 (28%)||24,851|
- In 2017, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes (National Safety Council).
- The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road are alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving (National Safety Council).
- Drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashed (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
- Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol impaired driver (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- The annual cost of alcohol related crashes totals more than $44 billion (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Find more on the CDC Website.