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 Apr 12, NJ has 163 reported deaths in 2024, and is on pace for 775, exceeding 2023's 609. 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

Wed Apr 10 10:05PMPassaicClifton
Driver killed
Lakeview Ave
Wed Apr 10 4:23PMCumberlandFairfield
Passenger killed
State Highway 49
Tue Apr 9 9:03PMCamdenPennsauken
Pedestrian killed
State Highway 130
Tue Apr 9 6:02PMMonmouthColts Neck
Driver killed
State Highway 18 MP 17
Tue Apr 9 11:39AMBurlingtonSouthampton
Driver killed
State Highway 70 MP 22.9
Tue Apr 9 7:06AMOceanJackson
Driver killed
County 571
Mon Apr 8 2:05PMMonmouthShrewsbury Boro
Driver killed
State Highway 35
Mon Apr 8 10:51AMMorrisParsippany-Troy Hills
Pedestrian killed
State Highway 46
Mon Apr 8 8:21AMWarrenHardwick
Pedestrian killed
Interstate 80 MP .3
Thu Apr 4 11:37PMSomersetNorth Plainfield
Pedestrian killed
State Highway 22
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.