There were 12.15 most severe (“A”) injuries per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the urbanized area in 2018 (the most recent year with data available), which is a decrease from 2014 (12.6). The 5-year rolling average of “A” injuries per 100M VMT in the urbanized area has decreased by 13.3 percent from 14.3 “A” injuries per 100M VMT in 2014 (2010-2014) to 12.4 “A” injuries per 100M VMT in 2018 (2014-2018).
The table and chart below show the rate of “A” injuries per 100M VMT for the urbanized area since 2005. Note that the urbanized area boundary, defined in the U.S. Census, changed in 2010. The change in the urbanized area boundary affects both the area in which total “A” injury numbers were counted, as well as the area in which vehicle miles traveled numbers were counted.
"A" Injuries per 100M VMT
DISCLAIMER: The motor vehicle crash data referenced herein was provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Any conclusions drawn from analysis of the aforementioned data are the sole responsibility of the data recipient(s). Additionally, for coding years 2015 to present, the Bureau of Data Collection uses the exact latitude/longitude supplied by the investigating law enforcement agency to locate crashes. Therefore, location data may vary in previous years since data prior to 2015 was physically located by bureau personnel.