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Traffic Fatality And Injury Rates

January 26, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene, Dallas Jamison, Henry Rivero, and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Orange County's annual ratio of traffic fatalities per 100 miles of road increased 19% between 1982 and 1987 (the most recent full year for which information is available). The injury rate, however, grew at a more dramatic pace, 30%. Here's the county trend for fatalities and injuries as well as a 1987 comparison to the contiguous counties:

Total Fatality Rate Total Injury Rate Year Killed Per 100 Miles * Injured Per 100 Miles * 1987 305 5.6 30,324 560.8 1986 292 5.4 28,794 536.1 1985 309 5.8 26,953 504.3 1984 267 5.0 25,789 484.9 1983 253 4.9 23,920 461.1 1982 250 4.7 22,751 431.3

1987 5-COUNTY COMPARISON

Total Fatality Rate Total Injury Rate Killed Per 100 Miles * Injured Per 100 Miles * Los Angeles 1,267 6.2 116,374 567.5 Orange 305 5.6 30,324 560.8 Riverside 335 5.2 12,975 203.0 San Bernardino 450 5.4 18,015 215.3 San Diego 408 5.8 28,111 400.1 STATEWIDE 5,500 3.9 360,699 255.8

* Includes city streets, unincorporated state highways and county roads.

Source: California Highway Patrol

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