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Pedestrian Deaths in Poorer Neighborhoods Map

See a map of where the most pedestrian fatalities are occurring in poorer neighborhoods.

While every region has its share of pedestrian accidents, fatalities are generally most common in poor and low-income areas.

Within metro areas, Census tracts with poverty rates below the national rate of 15 percent recorded 5.3 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents from 2008 through 2012. But poorer neighborhoods where more than a quarter of the population lived in poverty recorded a fatality rate more than twice as high -- 12.1 per 100,000 residents, according to a Governing analysis of federal data.

The following map shows per capita pedestrian death rates for poorer Census tracts. Larger markers represent metro areas with higher pedestrian death rates for Census tracts where more than a quarter of the population lives in poverty.

Pan the map and click a metro area to display its 2008-2012 data. All metro areas with at least a half million residents are shown.

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.
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