NJ Traffic Crash Data

The first 6 plots below come from NJ State Police fatal crash data (2008-present). It's generally current to the previous day.

Below that are plots of NJ DOT raw crash data, which includes 6MM property-damage, injury, and fatal crashes from 2001-2021. It's a richer dataset, but less up to date.

Work in progress map of NJDOT data: 5 years (2017-2021) of fatal and injury crashes in Hudson County:

Car Crash Deaths:

Car Crash Deaths

Click/Double-click the legend labels to toggle or solo each type.

As of Jul 21, NJ has 341 reported deaths in 2024, and is on pace for 701, exceeding 2023's 607. More state-wide data.

2021 and 2022 were the worst years in the NJSP record (since 2008), with 697 and 689 deaths, resp.

Source: NJ State Police

Recent fatal crashes

Date/TimeCountyMunicipalityCasualtiesLocation
Wed Jul 17 6:30PMHudsonJersey City
Driver killed
Communipaw Ave
Wed Jul 17 1:46PMSomersetBernards
Driver killed
Interstate 287 MP 29.6
Tue Jul 16 7:52PMUnionClark
Driver killed
Madison Hill Rd
Tue Jul 16 2:44PMPassaicClifton
Pedestrian killed
Getty Ave
Tue Jul 16 2:28PMBurlingtonMoorestown
Driver killed
County 614
Mon Jul 15 5:25PMEssexNewark
Driver killed
State Highway 27
Mon Jul 15 3:22AMAtlanticBuena Vista
Driver killed
County 655
Sat Jul 13 9:35PMMercerHamilton
Pedestrian killed
State Highway 206
Fri Jul 12 7:04PMSomersetFranklin
Driver killed
Interstate 287 MP 12
Wed Jul 10 10:58AMMonmouthUpper Freehold
Driver killedPerson injured
County 539 MP 39.2
Source: NJ State Police

NJ Traffic Deaths per Year

NJ Traffic Deaths per Year
Source: NJ State Police

Some data arrives weeks or months after the fact, so current year numbers are especially subject to change.


NJ Traffic Deaths vs. Homicides

NJ Traffic Deaths vs. Homicides

Traffic crashes kill 1.5-2x as many people as homicides in NJ.

Homicide data comes from NJ State Police and Disaster Center.


NJ DOT Raw Crash Data

NJ DOT publishes raw crash data, including property-damage, injury, and fatal crashes, going back to 2001 (≈6MM records).

The data currently ends in 2021, after a drop in all types of crashes due to COVID, and mid-way through a spike in fatal crashes in 2021-2022 (based on the NJSP data above). 2022 data should land in early 2024.