The number of traffic injuries and deaths in a region, expressed as a rate per 1,000 residents.
Traffic injuries and fatalities present an enormous cost to a community in terms of both money spent and lives altered.
In 2021, Essex County had a traffic injury and death rate of 4.1 per 1,000 residents, an increase from 2020, but a 5% decrease in the rate from 2004. The rate in Essex County was similar to the state rate of 4.3 per 1,000 residents in 2021.
The rate in Essex County was higher than Lake County and Middlesex (3.9 and 3.4 per 1,000 residents respectively) in 2021, but lower than Westchester, NY (6.5).
Data not available for the nation for 2021.