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Complete Indicator Profile of Traffic Crashes that Are Alcohol-Related

Definition

All fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle crashes that were determined to be alcohol-related

Numerator

All fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle crashes that were determined to be alcohol-related

Denominator

All motor vehicle crashes (fatal or non-fatal)

Why Is This Important?

"Motor vehicle injury is the leading cause of injury death in North Carolina. In 2008, one of every 18 crashes involved alcohol, and one of every 3 alcohol-related crashes was fatal." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020



Graphical Data Views

Traffic Crashes That Are Alcohol-Related North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2011

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Traffic Crashes
North Carolina 2008 5.7%
North Carolina 2009 5.5%
North Carolina 2010 5.0%
North Carolina 2011 5.1%
HNC 2020 Target 2008 4.7%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 4.7%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 4.7%
HNC 2020 Target 2011 4.7%

Data Notes

This indicator is based on data from the Highway Safety Research Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Highway Safety Research Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 



Traffic Crashes That Are Alcohol-Related by County, 2011

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County Percentage of Traffic Crashes Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator Denominator
Alamance 5.81 5.01 6.6 191 3,290
Alexander 7.14 4.64 9.65 29 406
Alleghany 9.55 4.96 14.15 15 157
Anson 5.74 3.92 7.56 36 627
Ashe 6.36 4.15 8.56 30 472
Avery 7.57 4.59 10.54 23 304
Beaufort 5.08 3.69 6.46 49 965
Bertie 4.48 2.51 6.45 19 424
Bladen 3.91 2.6 5.22 33 844
Brunswick 6.17 5.09 7.24 118 1,914
Buncombe 6.11 5.46 6.76 320 5,234
Burke 4.93 3.87 5.98 79 1,604
Cabarrus 4.14 3.53 4.76 168 4,056
Caldwell 7.32 6.01 8.63 111 1,516
Camden ** 4 140
Carteret 6.62 5.11 8.13 69 1,042
Caswell 6.12 3.84 8.4 26 425
Catawba 5.35 4.63 6.07 199 3,720
Chatham 4.56 3.38 5.74 55 1,206
Cherokee 8.14 5.25 11.03 28 344
Chowan 5.58 2.74 8.42 14 251
Clay ** 9 133
Cleveland 5.63 4.68 6.58 127 2,255
Columbus 4.52 3.47 5.58 68 1,503
Craven 4.62 3.64 5.59 82 1,776
Cumberland 4.76 4.3 5.23 387 8,124
Currituck 5.9 3.39 8.41 20 339
Dare 6.9 5 8.81 47 681
Davidson 6.21 5.34 7.07 187 3,013
Davie 5.97 4.22 7.72 42 704
Duplin 4.96 3.94 5.99 85 1,712
Durham 3.94 3.5 4.37 304 7,725
Edgecombe 7.66 6.11 9.2 87 1,136
Forsyth 5.2 4.69 5.7 388 7,465
Franklin 5.52 4.1 6.94 55 996
Gaston 5.83 5.14 6.52 258 4,426
Gates 5 2.24 7.76 12 240
Graham ** 7 149
Granville 6.18 4.68 7.68 61 987
Greene 5.66 3.36 7.95 22 389
Guilford 5.37 4.96 5.79 607 11,298
Halifax 6.38 5.01 7.75 78 1,223
Harnett 6.29 5.22 7.36 124 1,971
Haywood 6.39 4.83 7.95 60 939
Henderson 5.1 4.12 6.07 100 1,962
Hertford 5.49 3.26 7.72 22 401
Hoke 6.77 4.99 8.55 52 768
Hyde ** 5 104
Iredell 4.72 4.01 5.42 164 3,478
Jackson 7.11 5.21 9.01 50 703
Johnston 6.2 5.39 7.01 213 3,436
Jones 6.85 3.95 9.75 20 292
Lee 4.46 3.4 5.52 65 1,457
Lenoir 5.02 3.84 6.2 66 1,315
Lincoln 6.91 5.48 8.35 83 1,201
Macon 5.5 3.62 7.38 31 564
Madison 7.36 4.18 10.55 19 258
Martin 4.83 3.08 6.57 28 580
McDowell 4.81 3.52 6.09 51 1,061
Mecklenburg 3.87 3.62 4.11 913 23,621
Mitchell ** 9 244
Montgomery 9.91 7.45 12.38 56 565
Moore 5.01 4 6.01 90 1,798
Nash 5.88 4.89 6.86 129 2,195
New Hanover 5.12 4.47 5.76 229 4,475
Northampton 5.22 2.99 7.45 20 383
Onslow 6.99 6.19 7.79 273 3,904
Orange 6.27 5.32 7.23 155 2,471
Pamlico 8.33 4.3 12.37 15 180
Pasquotank 5.19 3.64 6.74 41 790
Pender 5.74 4.49 6.98 77 1,342
Perquimans 5.76 2.83 8.69 14 243
Person 4.52 3.15 5.9 40 884
Pitt 4.48 3.86 5.09 192 4,290
Polk 6.55 3.96 9.14 23 351
Randolph 5.81 4.98 6.64 177 3,045
Richmond 6.64 4.97 8.3 57 859
Robeson 6.32 5.47 7.17 199 3,147
Rockingham 6.69 5.58 7.81 129 1,927
Rowan 4.76 3.95 5.57 127 2,668
Rutherford 6.16 4.76 7.55 70 1,137
Sampson 6.35 5.13 7.56 98 1,544
Scotland 6.61 4.58 8.64 38 575
Stanly 4.7 3.51 5.89 57 1,212
Stokes 6.29 4.62 7.96 51 811
Surry 7.1 5.8 8.41 106 1,492
Swain 4.68 1.98 7.38 11 235
Transylvania 5.87 3.68 8.06 26 443
Tyrrell ** 6 126
Union 5.5 4.77 6.23 205 3,729
Vance 5.58 4.24 6.91 63 1,130
Wake 3.75 3.51 4 843 22,454
Warren 7.54 4.75 10.32 26 345
Washington 4.07 1.6 6.53 10 246
Watauga 4.98 3.75 6.21 60 1,204
Wayne 5.59 4.73 6.45 154 2,754
Wilkes 6.43 5.06 7.8 79 1,229
Wilson 4.38 3.41 5.34 76 1,737
Yadkin 6.18 4.47 7.9 47 760
Yancey 5.79 2.95 8.64 15 259
North Carolina 5.14 5.04 5.23 10,708 208,509

Data Notes

This indicator is based on data from the Highway Safety Research Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Page Content Updated On 11/30/2012, Published on 12/03/2012
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