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Pedestrian Death Rate

This indicator shows the number of pedestrians killed in traffic collisions per 100,000 population.

Pedestrian Death Rate

2.4
4.5
Comparison: FL Counties 

3.0

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Health / Prevention & Safety
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: August 2013
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Why is this important?

In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes. There were 69,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes in 2008 in the United States. In 2008, one-fifth (20%) of all children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the pedestrian death rate to 1.4 deaths per 100,000 population.

Pedestrian Death Rate : Time Series

2006: 3.8 2007: 3.30 2008: 2.7 2009: 2.6 2010: 2.9 2011: 3.0

deaths/100,000 population

Pedestrian Death Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

3.0

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Health / Prevention & Safety
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: August 2013

Why is this important?

In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes. There were 69,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes in 2008 in the United States. In 2008, one-fifth (20%) of all children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the pedestrian death rate to 1.4 deaths per 100,000 population.

Pedestrian Death Rate : Time Series

2006: 3.8 2007: 3.30 2008: 2.7 2009: 2.6 2010: 2.9 2011: 3.0

deaths/100,000 population

Pedestrian Death Rate

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

3.0

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 1.4 deaths/100,000 population
Categories: Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Health / Prevention & Safety
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: August 2013

Why is this important?

In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes. There were 69,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes in 2008 in the United States. In 2008, one-fifth (20%) of all children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the pedestrian death rate to 1.4 deaths per 100,000 population.

Pedestrian Death Rate : Time Series

2006: 3.8 2007: 3.30 2008: 2.7 2009: 2.6 2010: 2.9 2011: 3.0

deaths/100,000 population