Total fatalities per 100M VMT

Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (100M VMT) increased by approximately 30 percent from 0.44 in 2014 to 0.57 in 2017 in the urbanized area, but have remained below the Illinois fatality rate. The 5-year rolling average of total fatalities per 100M VMT in the urbanized area has ranged from 0.52 in 2014 to 0.59 in 2017 (the most recent year with data available).

The table and chart below show the fatality rate (fatalities per 100M VMT) for the urbanized area and the State of Illinois since 1999. 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 fatality numbers were counted, as well as the area in which vehicle miles traveled numbers were counted. 

Fatalities per 100M VMT

Year1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Urbanized Area0.53
0.51
0.53
0.74
0.40
0.90
0.56
0.700.820.930.450.560.690.340.560.440.67
0.680.57
IL Actual Fatality Rate per 100M VMT1.4
1.38
1.37
1.34
1.37
1.25
1.28
1.18
1.160.990.860.84
0.890.920.940.880.951.011.01
Data Source: IDOT City Summaries, IDOT Crash Summaries, IDOT Illinois Travel Statistics Report, CUUATS SCIL Report

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.

Fatalities per 100M VMT PM Summary
Goal Maintain, preserve and operate its existing transportation system in a safe and secure usable state to provide safe, efficient and reliable movement of people, goods, services in the short term, and in the long term, achieve the State’s goal of zero deaths and disabling injuries.
Objective Reduce the number of fatalities per 100M VMT in Champaign-Urbana by 20% by 2020
Performance Measure Fatalities per 100M VMT
2016 Rating

There were 0.67 fatalities per 100M VMT in 2015 in the urbanized area, which is below the Illinois fatality rate (0.95) and is a 50 percent increase from 2014 (0.44). The 5-year rolling average of total fatalities per 100M VMT in the urbanized area has been relatively stable since 2013, ranging from 0.52 to 0.54. Neutral rating.

2017 Rating

There were 0.68 fatalities per 100M VMT in 2016 (the most recent year with data available) in the urbanized area, which is below the Illinois fatality rate (1.01) and is a 53 percent increase from 2014 (0.44). The 5-year rolling average of total fatalities per 100M VMT in the urbanized area has been relatively stable since 2013, ranging from 0.52 to 0.54. Neutral rating.

2018 Rating

There were 0.57 fatalities per 100M VMT in 2017 (the most recent year with data available) in the urbanized area, which is below the Illinois fatality rate (1.01) and is a 29.5 percent increase from 2014 (0.44). The 5-year rolling average of total fatalities per 100M VMT in the urbanized area has been relatively stable since 2013, but has increased approximately 13 percent from 0.52 in 2014 to 0.59 in 2017. Negative rating.