Health
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 2018, there were 369 alcohol-related crashes in the region, amounting to 3.1 crashes per 10,000 residents. This was 36% less than the rate in 2000. The region did have a higher rate than the state as a whole, which had 2 alcohol-related crashes per 10,000 residents in 2018.

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
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS3.33.33.22.93.02.92.92.82.72.62.52.42.52.42.22.02.22.12.0
NYS (excluding NYC)4.84.74.74.44.34.24.03.93.83.73.43.33.43.12.92.72.92.62.6
Region4.84.64.74.13.94.34.03.83.93.73.93.73.83.73.32.83.13.03.1
Monroe4.43.93.83.63.33.73.43.23.43.33.43.63.43.63.22.63.02.92.9
Surrounding Counties5.45.86.24.75.05.14.94.74.74.44.84.04.54.03.63.33.33.23.3
Genesee7.99.07.68.36.59.28.07.08.25.07.54.06.75.22.74.35.24.73.7
Livingston5.06.36.65.16.44.63.75.25.54.14.04.04.03.43.92.82.32.43.8
Ontario4.54.53.23.63.43.94.43.53.74.04.34.14.23.43.92.42.92.53.2
Orleans3.65.27.83.04.65.14.84.85.84.95.82.32.85.01.93.14.62.52.0
Seneca3.94.36.36.03.45.14.03.73.73.43.43.76.23.44.93.43.73.83.2
Wayne6.35.37.35.05.65.55.14.93.84.74.13.93.43.53.73.82.94.03.1
Wyoming7.87.27.02.85.64.24.74.24.05.06.95.05.85.32.44.22.52.73.7
Yates2.04.05.33.23.62.03.24.42.43.61.65.14.74.06.03.23.62.83.6

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
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS6,3576,2116,2065,6515,6595,6205,4705,3355,1305,0054,7994,6604,8294,6354,2753,8984,3234,1733,989
NYS (excluding NYC)5,3035,2255,2484,9024,7734,6744,4984,3764,1934,1383,8433,7533,7843,5153,2763,0733,2172,9322,843
Region573554569491478515481456475455478453465453405345379360369
Monroe321285280270244274252234254248253266251266237191225214218
Surrounding Counties252269289221234241229222221207225187214187168154154146151
Genesee48544650395548424930452440311625302721
Livingston32414333423024343627262626222518151524
Ontario45453337354146373943464446374326322735
Orleans162334132022212125212510122181319108
Seneca13152221121814131312121322121712131311
Wayne59506847535248463644383632323435263628
Wyoming34313012241820181721292124221017101115
Yates51013895811694131210158979

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 77% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.7 2015-17 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.9% 2016 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 20% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2013-17 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2017 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.3 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 13 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $1,419 2018 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 46% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Registered Library Borrowers 61% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.9 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.3% 2018 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $54,972 2013-17 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 2.3% 2018 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 25% 2018 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $175 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs 1.3% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 2018 2 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 2.9% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 74% 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,590 2018 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 45% 2018 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,703 2018 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,363 2018 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2018 3 1
Increasing
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 45% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 78% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.7 2017 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 700 2017 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
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 106 2017 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 138 2017 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 3.1 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $133,156 2013-17 1 -1
Decreasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $827 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 30% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 34% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Rent Burdened Households 50% 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 10% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 190 2018 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2018 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 59 2018 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.2 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2015 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 188.2 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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