Health

Using the charts: Items in the legend below the chart can be clicked on and off to aid in analysis. The chart can also be printed or exported as an image or document using the menu at the top right. See a Guide to the ACT Rochester Website for more information.




Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

What does this measure?

The number of alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes resulting in fatalities or personal injuries, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents. This includes all police-reported crashes in which the driver was found to have blood alcohol content higher than .08.

Why is this important?

In addition to the emotional toll these crashes take on individuals, families and communities, they also cost millions of dollars in terms of the provision of health care, legal services, and lost worker productivity. The legal consequences of driving under the influence can have long-term consequences as well. Injuries and deaths caused by alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes are preventable through a reduction in drinking and driving, meaning that education and enforcement can save lives.

How is our region performing?

In 2017, there were 360 alcohol-related crashes in the region, amounting to 3.0 crashes per 10,000 residents. This was 38% less than the rate in 2000. The region did have a higher rate than the state as a whole, which had 2.1 alcohol-related crashes per 10,000 residents in 2017.

Notes about the data

Alcohol-related property damage crashes are not included because changes in state reporting guidelines for property damage crashes have made data inconsistent year to year. National data are not available. Data reflect police-reported crashes only. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Alcohol-related Crashes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS333333333322222222
NYS (excluding NYC)555444444433333333
Region555444444444443333
Monroe444434333334343333
Surrounding Counties566555555454544333
Genesee898869878584753455
Livingston567565455444434322
Ontario443434444444434232
Orleans458355556562352352
Seneca446635444334635344
Wayne657566554544334434
Wyoming877364544575652423
Yates245342342425546343

Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Notes: Figures per 10,000 residents. Comparable U.S. data were not available.




Number of Alcohol-related Crashes
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS6,3576,2116,2065,6515,6595,6205,4705,3355,1305,0054,7994,6604,8294,6354,2753,8984,3234,173
NYS (excluding NYC)5,3035,2255,2484,9024,7734,6744,4984,3764,1934,1383,8433,7533,7843,5153,2763,0733,2172,932
Region573554569491478515481456475455478453465453405345379360
Monroe321285280270244274252234254248253266251266237191225214
Surrounding Counties252269289221234241229222221207225187214187168154154146
Genesee485446503955484249304524403116253027
Livingston324143334230243436272626262225181515
Ontario454533373541463739434644463743263227
Orleans16233413202221212521251012218131910
Seneca131522211218141313121213221217121313
Wayne595068475352484636443836323234352636
Wyoming343130122418201817212921242210171011
Yates5101389581169413121015897

Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Notes: Comparable U.S. data were not available.











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
Up to 10% worse than NYS
Equal to or better than NYS


INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


Worse than NYS by 10% or more
Up to 10% worse than NYS
Equal to or better than NYS





Loading...