Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dane County Annual Traffic Fatality Rate Far Exceeds Milwaukee County's

So what set of factors creates this statistical head-scratcher?

Dane County's population is almost exactly 50% of Milwaukee County's - - 482,705 to 953,328, according to 2008 data - - but Dane County's traffic fatality rate is not half Milwaukee County's, but is closer to 80%, state records show.

In Dane County, the number of traffic fatalities annually on average is 43; in Milwaukee County, the annual average is 53, according to the 2005-2009 time frame computed by WisDOT.


Dave said...

Perhaps more vehicle miles drive (per capita). Dane is more spread out than Milwaukee.

Display Name said...

How does the use of public transportation affect statistics like this?