Motor Vehicle Deaths and Crashes
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Data SourcesTexas Vital Statistics (VSTAT), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Annual Texas motor vehicle crash statistics,
Data Description and Measure Information
Motor Vehicle Crashes are total crashes occurring within a Texas county as reported by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). A crash is defined as involving a motor vehicle in transport, but not involving aircraft or watercraft; and occurs or originates on a traffic way, results in injury to or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person to the apparent extent of $1,000.
Data are provided by annual Crashes and Injuries by County obtained from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) at: https://www.txdot.gov/data-maps/crash-reports-records/motor-vehicle-crash-statistics.html
Motor Vehicle Deaths are deaths that occur by county or region of residence and are those which include one of the following ICD-10 codes for the underlying cause of death on Texas Death Certificates:
V20-29 Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident
V30-V39 Occupant of three-wheeled motor vehicle injured in transport accident
V40-V49 Car occupant injured in transport accident
V50-V59 Occupant of pick-up truck or van injured in transport accident
V60-V69 Occupant of heavy transport vehicle injured in transport accident
V70-V79 Bus occupant injured in transport accident
For deaths, data suppression are indicated with "- -" for both counts and rates. Suppression occurs for counts that are 9 or less, or for rates that have fewer than 21 cases in the numerator.
When a data spreadsheet is downloaded, suppressed values will appear as "-1"
Race and Ethnicity "Non-Hispanic Other" race/ethnicity category also includes records with Unknown race/ethnicity and Multiple race responses
Population counts and rates utilize population projections from the 2018 Texas Demographer State Projection 1.0 Migration Scenario Projections: https://demographics.texas.gov/Data/TPEPP/Projections/.
Sub-groups that meet suppression criteria for low values are not shown.
Border counties include the following counties: Brewster, Brooks, Cameron, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kennedy, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata, and Zavala. Non-Border counties include all other counties not included as border counties and deaths where the county is unknown.
Texas DSHS Vital Statistics https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chs/vstat/Default.shtm
Center for Health Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - Mortality
Texas Public Health Regions