NJ Traffic Crash Data
I'm working on mapping the NJDOT data; here are 5 years (2017-2021) of fatal and injury crashes in Hudson County:
- Full screen map here
- Code and cleaned data are here on GitHub.
- Click / double-click legend entries below to toggle traces on/off.
2021 and 2022 were the worst years in the NJSP record (since 2008), with 697 and 689 deaths, resp.
As of Dec 5, 2023 is on pace for 596.
Victim types have been published since 2020; prior years are shown as "Unknown".
Some data arrives weeks or months after the fact, so current year numbers are especially subject to change.
Traffic crashes kill 1.5-2x as many people as homicides in NJ.
NJ DOT publishes raw crash data, including property-damage, injury, and fatal crashes, going back to 2001 (≈6MM records).
The data currently ends in 2020, after a drop in all types of crashes due to COVID, and just before a spike in all crash types in 2021 and 2022 (based on the NJSP data above, and other sources). 2021 data should land in early 2023.