Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: Children 2011

Services: Analytical studies, Spatial analysis, Geographic information systems

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety

In 2011, 3,989 children (ages 0 to 15) were injured or killed in Indiana motor vehicle collisions. Approximately 6 percent of all children involved in 2011 Indiana collisions experienced serious or life-threatening injuries; 38 of these injuries were fatal, and 198 were reported as incapacitating.

This fact sheet summarizes data trends, safety legislation, and best practices on child passenger safety and traffic collisions involving children between 2007 and 2011. Indiana data come primarily from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of March 20, 2012.

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