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Alcohol-related Crashes

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Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

What does this measure?

The number of alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes resulting in fatalities or personal injuries, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents. This includes all police-reported crashes in which the driver was found to have blood alcohol content higher than .08.

Why is this important?

In addition to the emotional toll these crashes take on individuals, families and communities, they also cost millions of dollars in terms of the provision of health care, legal services, and lost worker productivity. The legal consequences of driving under the influence can have long-term consequences as well. Injuries and deaths caused by alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes are preventable through a reduction in drinking and driving, meaning that education and enforcement can save lives.

How is our region performing?

In 2021, there were 334 alcohol-related crashes in the region, amounting to 2.7 crashes per 10,000 residents. This was 43% less than the rate in 2000. The region did have a higher rate than the state as a whole, which had 1.8 alcohol-related crashes per 10,000 residents in 2021.

Notes about the data

Alcohol-related property damage crashes are not included because changes in state reporting guidelines for property damage crashes have made data inconsistent year to year. National data are not available. Data reflect police-reported crashes only. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Alcohol-related Crashes
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NYS3.33.33.22.93.02.92.92.82.72.62.52.42.52.42.22.02.22.12.02.01.61.8
NYS (excluding NYC)4.84.74.74.44.34.24.03.93.83.73.43.33.43.12.92.72.92.62.62.42.12.3
Region4.84.64.74.13.94.34.03.83.93.73.93.73.83.73.32.83.13.03.13.02.52.7
Monroe4.43.93.83.63.33.73.43.23.43.33.43.63.43.63.22.63.02.92.92.82.42.7
Surrounding Counties5.45.86.24.75.05.14.94.74.74.44.84.04.54.03.63.33.33.23.33.32.52.8
Genesee7.99.07.68.36.59.28.07.08.25.07.54.06.75.22.74.35.24.73.76.33.42.9
Livingston5.06.36.65.16.44.63.75.25.54.14.04.04.03.43.92.82.32.43.82.71.52.1
Ontario4.54.53.23.63.43.94.43.53.74.04.34.14.23.43.92.42.92.53.22.82.43.5
Orleans3.65.27.83.04.65.14.84.85.84.95.82.32.85.01.93.14.62.52.02.21.23.2
Seneca3.94.36.36.03.45.14.03.73.73.43.43.76.23.44.93.43.73.83.24.13.33.9
Wayne6.35.37.35.05.65.55.14.93.84.74.13.93.43.53.73.82.94.03.12.72.52.3
Wyoming7.87.27.02.85.64.24.74.24.05.06.95.05.85.32.44.22.52.73.73.33.92.7
Yates2.04.05.33.23.62.03.24.42.43.61.65.14.74.06.03.23.62.83.62.42.81.2

Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Notes: Figures per 10,000 residents. Comparable U.S. data were not available.




Number of Alcohol-related Crashes
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NYS6,3576,2116,2065,6515,6595,6205,4705,3355,1305,0054,7994,6604,8294,6354,2753,8984,3234,1733,9893,8153,2113,574
NYS (excluding NYC)5,3035,2255,2484,9024,7734,6744,4984,3764,1934,1383,8433,7533,7843,5153,2763,0733,2172,9322,8432,7082,3412,601
Region573554569491478515481456475455478453465453405345379360369357300334
Monroe321285280270244274252234254248253266251266237191225214218207182204
Surrounding Counties252269289221234241229222221207225187214187168154154146151150118130
Genesee48544650395548424930452440311625302721362017
Livingston3241433342302434362726262622251815152417913
Ontario45453337354146373943464446374326322735312739
Orleans1623341320222121252125101221813191089513
Seneca13152221121814131312121322121712131311141113
Wayne59506847535248463644383632323435263628242321
Wyoming34313012241820181721292124221017101115131611
Yates51013895811694131210158979673

Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Notes: Comparable U.S. data were not available.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 78% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.4% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.9 2017-19 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 18% 2017-21 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2017-21 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 20 2020 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 1.8 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 1.3% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 12 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $1,399 2021 1 0
Maintaining
Recreation Spending $83 2021 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 64% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Registered Library Borrowers 55% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 2.5 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2017-21 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 1.4% 2021 2 1
Increasing
Population by Age 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $64,995 2017-21 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 13% 2017-21 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty, by Sex 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.2% 2021 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 22% 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Females Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Sex 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Households Receiving SNAP 13% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Female Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $173 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs 2.3% 2021 2 1
Increasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 12% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 59% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Prekindergarten Participation 58% 2020 3 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,561 2020 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,983 2020 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 35.3 2019 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 693 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Maternal Health, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 105 2021 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 124 2021 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 2.7 2021 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $151,405 2017-21 1 1
Increasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $936 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.3 2017-21 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 28% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 32% 2017-21 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 48% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2017-21 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2017-21 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2017-21 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 165 2021 3 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 25 2021 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 59 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 10.0 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 130.1 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,731 2019 0 1
Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0.70 2017-21 3 0
Maintaining
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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