Safety Statistics

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

Crashes

Property Damage Only (PDO) Crashes
2,473
Fatal Injury Crashes 14
Injury Crashes 750
Total Crashes 3,237

Alcohol-Related

Injury
37
Property Damage Only (PDO)
73
Fatal Injury 3
Total Alcohol-Related Crashes
113
Deaths 3

Units

Passenger Vehicles 4,491 [86.35%]
Motorcycle 41 [0.79%]
Medium/Heavy Trucks
445 [8.56%]
Bus/Van/Limo 120 [2.30%]
Non-Motorist 28 [0.54%]
Snowmobile/ATV 4 [0.08%]
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

Alcohol Involvement

  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.