The latest U.S. pedestrian death and injury statistics, as released 2012.

Pedestrian Deaths in 1995: 5,585

Pedestrian Deaths in 2010: 4,280

Reduction in pedestrian deaths between 1995 and 2010: 23 percent

Pedestrian Injuries in 1995: 84,000

Pedestrian Injuries in 2010: 70,000 (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts)

Reduction in pedestrian injuries between 1998 and 2009: 17 percent

The total cost of pedestrian death and injury among children ages 14 and younger is $5.2 billion per year (Safe Kids Worldwide).

69 percent of pedestrian killed in 2009 were males.

Almost three out of every four pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas (72 percent).

The top four states for pedestrian fatalities are California, Florida, Texas and New York. These four states make up 41 percent of pedestrian fatalities nationwide while only accounting for 5 percent of the total traffic fatalities across the country.

Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (16 percent, 17 percent and 15 percent, respectively), and 70 percent at night (4 p.m.-4 a.m.).

36 percent of the 354 young (under age 16) pedestrian fatalities occurred in crashes between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide via The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, www.walkinginfo.org


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