Texas cities led the nation in car crashes in 2019
Accidents happen and if one insurance company is to be believed, mayhem ensues. A new national traffic study by Go Safe Labs shows that Houston, Texas lead the country in car crashes in 2019. Austin and Dallas are ranked in fourth and fifth place on the list.
The survey revealed that there were nearly 1 million accidents across the United States in 2019. The amount a city's accident rate rose or fell from 2018 is based on Go Safe Labs' data science team's review of over 1.8 million accident reports from 2018 and 2019. Using publicly available data from local, state and federal sources, the group identified the top ten cities with the most accidents in 2019:
No. 10 - Phoenix
The city of Phoenix, Arizona had 9,876 car crashes in 2019, a 23.5 percent increase over 2018's number.
No. 9 - Nashville
Music City is the 24th most populated city in the U.S. and had 10,091 crashes in 2019, down 15.4 percent from 2018.
No. 8 - Baton Rouge
The Capital of Louisiana had 11,313 car crashes in 2019 which is a 5.6 percent decrease from 2018's number of incidents.
No. 7 - Oklahoma City
The city that was founded during the Land Run of 1889 saw 12,476 car crashes in 2019, up 6.1 percent from 2018.
No. 6 - Raleigh
North Carolina's state capital was home to 12,846 crashes in 2019, a decrease of 25.5 percent year-over-year.
No. 5 - Dallas
Dallas is the largest city in Texas but out of the three Texas cities on this list, Dallas had the least amount of crashes. Their 14.685 incidents were three percent more than in 2018.
No. 4 - Austin
Austin is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. and it had one of the highest number of car crashes for a major city in 2019. Its 16,635 incidents were up three percent year-over-year.
No. 3 - Los Angeles
Car crashes were up 24.6 percent last year in Los Angeles. The City of Angels was home to 19,660 crashes in 2019.
No. 2 - Charlotte
Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Museum where cars rubbing against each other is celebrated. On the city's streets, there were 21,818 crashes in 2019. That's down 13.3 percent from 2018.\
No. 1 - Houston
Houston is the home to the most car crashes in the U.S. In 2019, the city had 22,188 incidents. That number, while highest in the country, is down 12.1 percent year-over-year.