Explanation of Indicator:
Why it matters: Traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children and young adults. The economic loss due to traffic crashes in Michigan is estimated at over $10 billion. When traffic crashes result in serious injuries or fatalities, the long-term losses felt by families is immeasurable. This chart reflects the number of individuals who were killed or suffered an incapacitating injury in a traffic accident.
Marquette County and State of Michigan data were obtained from the Michigan State Police, Traffic Crash Reporting System.