|Report Area||Total Population (2010)||Total Pedestrian Deaths, 2011-2013||Average Annual Deaths,
Rate per 100,000 Pop.
|Franklin County, PA||149,618||5||1.1|
|HP 2020 Target||<= 1.3|
Mortality - Pedestrian Accident
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data is a census of all police-reported qualifying fatal crashes that occur within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To be included in the file set, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a traffic way customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of a motorist or a non-motorist within 30 days of the crash. Police report data is collected by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analysts located in each state. There is no Federal mandate for crash reporting; however, on a voluntary basis most States collect a similar core set of information about fatal crashes. Incompatible data is recoded for inclusion in the FARS database.
More information is available in the NHTSA’s Crash Data Collection Programs report to congress, and online at the Fatality Analysis Reporting System website.
Crash-related data is acquired using the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) FTP Site raw data files. Fatalities for pedestrians are aggregated by county for years 2011-2013 to obtain a total fatality count. Pedestrian death figures include fatalities for all persons not in motor-vehicles (including those on personal conveyances such as bicycles, scooters, or skateboards). Population data is acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 decennial census. Pedestrian mortality rates are reported based on the average annual fatalities per 100,000 population using the following formula:
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, August 2016