The Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR) reports that the number of traffic deaths in Connecticut through December 22 in 2016 is the highest in the past four years. The CTCDR is a web tool designed to provide access to select crash information collected by state and local police. This data repository enables users to query, analyze and print/export the data for research and informational purposes. The CTCDR is comprised of crash data from two separate sources; the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).
The latest data reports a total of 301 traffic deaths in the state this year, compared with 273 through the same date in 2015; 245 in 2014 and 278 in 2013, all through December 22. It is the second consecutive annual increase in the number of traffic fatalities.
The purpose of the CTCDR is to provide members of the traffic-safety community with timely, accurate, complete and uniform crash data. The CTCDR allows for complex queries of both datasets such as, by date, route, route class, collision type, injury severity, etc.
For further analysis, this data can be summarized by user-defined categories to help identify trends or patterns in the crash data. The site is maintained by the University of Connecticut.