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.

2 comments:

Dave said...

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

John Foust said...

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