Explanation of the Indicator
Traffic accidents that cause serious injuries or fatalities can change lives in an instant. This chart reflects the number of individuals who were killed or suffered an incapacitating injury in a traffic accident.
In some cases, County-level data are not available from the same data source used by the State. In other cases, County-level data are not available for the same time frame used by the State. In these instances, data sources and time frames were selected that most closely match those of the State. Due to this difference, it must be noted that comparisons may not be completely equivalent in all cases. Ottawa County’s and Michigan’s data source is the Michigan State Police, Traffic Crash Reporting System. When this page was last updated in August 2018, 2017 data was the most recent data available from this