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Division of Planning
Systems Planning & Program Management
Crash Data & Analysis




Michael McNeill
(614) 387-1265

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is responsible for compiling, analyzing and publishing crash statistics in the state of Ohio. The information is compiled from thousands of crash reports filed by local law enforcement agencies statewide.

In 2012, ODPS will transition to a new OH-1 Crash Report. Copies of the 1999 Form and 2012 Form are contained in the Share Documents list below.

Click the following link below to download the 2012 OH-1 Form Instructional Manual:

The Ohio Department of Transportation and other state, local and federal agencies use this data to identify high-crash locations for engineering improvements, enforcement of traffic laws and public education.

Click on the buttons below to access current crash data statistics:

Crash Statistics Map Button
Crash Rate Information Button


 Shared Documents

Annual Percentages by Type 2008-2012.pdf
Crash Type Counts 2003-2012.pdf
IJK Table 2012.pdf
Ohio Traffic Crash Report (1999-2012).pdf
Ohio Traffic Crash Report (New 2012).pdf
Work Zone Expanded 2003-2012.pdf

 Fast Facts About 2012 Crash Stats


There were about 2.8 fatal crashes each day.

Approximately 3.1 persons were killed each day.

One person was injured in a crash every 5.0 minutes and killed every 7.8 hours.

There were 287.3 people injured every day.

Of the drivers involved in crashes, 53.4% are males, 42.8% are females, and 3.8% are gender not stated.

Driver error accounts for 87% of all crashes, and 96% of all fatal crashes.

66% of all crashes occurred during the daylight.

Motor vehicle crashes killed 28 children and injured 7,939 children through age 14.

The most common causes of crashes were following too close, failure to control or yield, driving at unsafe speeds and improper lane changing.

There were 4,510 motorcycle-related crashes in Ohio. 165 people died and 1,191 were seriously injured. Riders were at fault in 74.1% of motorcycle-related fatal crashes.

Alcohol impaired drivers were involved in 4.32% of all crashes, and 41.89% of all fatalities. Male drivers were involved in 74.0% of all alcohol-related crashes.

83.8% of motorists in Ohio use seat belts. The national average is 84%.

In 2012, there were 5,476 work zone crashes in Ohio: 1,955 people were injured and 17 people died.

For more information and detailed data, see Crash Statistic Maps.