MANHATTAN, N.Y. — The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is interested in understanding as much as it can about how pedestrian accidents occur in New York City as well as which people are involved. New York City’s Mayor instituted its Vision Zero program in 2012 to eliminate pedestrian fatalities in the City. According to an Epi Data Brief produces by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 497 pedestrians died from 2012 to 2014 walking in New York City. The statistics reported in the Epi Data Brief provide substantial detail about the sex, age, and socio-economic situation of victims and drivers involved in pedestrian accidents as well as the influence of outside factors such as vehicle type and alcohol consumption.
The Epi Data Brief defines a pedestrian fatality as a person walking, running, or jogging who died as a direct consequence of being struck by any motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or other conveyance. The accident and death must both occur within New York City to be included in the statistics. Understand the limitations of the data will help readers understand the study better.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, males pedestrians are at a higher risk of dying in a pedestrian crash than females. People 65 or over 65 are at a much greater risk of perishing in a pedestrian accident than children or adults. Older adults comprise 37% of the pedestrian fatalities but only represent 13% of the population of New York City.
The rate of pedestrian deaths based on ethnicity is evenly distributed between 1.7 and 2.2 deaths per 100,000 people. However, the greater number of pedestrian fatalities occur in Brooklyn by a wide margin when contrasted with the other four boroughs of New York City. Queens and Staten Island have similar pedestrian death rates. The pedestrian death rates in the Bronx and Manhattan are nearly identical. Notwithstanding, the pedestrian death rate is higher in impoverished neighborhoods. Finally, pedestrians who took alcohol were more likely to be killed than those who had not consumed alcohol.
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