Posted August 25, 2018 11:03:25 Milwaukee traffic accidents are up, according to preliminary data from the Milwaukee Police Department.
The number of traffic-related deaths has also increased in recent months, reaching the highest level since the start of the city’s massive influx of new residents in late 2017.
The police department reported Monday that Milwaukee traffic fatalities last year reached 1,732, a 3.6 percent increase from the year before.
The city reported 1,878 deaths in 2016.
The year before, Milwaukee’s overall homicide rate was down slightly from 2015’s 1,894 deaths.
In the first 10 months of this year, Milwaukee had the nation’s worst annual homicide rate.
The Milwaukee Police Bureau reported that the city recorded 4,742 traffic- related deaths in 2017, down from 5,904 in 2016 and 7,746 in 2015.
That’s a 7.2 percent drop.
The department said it expects to see an increase in the number of deaths from January to March as people move around and seek safety.
The most common cause of traffic fatalities is an accident involving a vehicle and the death or injury of another person.
More than one-third of all traffic deaths in Milwaukee were related to drugs or alcohol.
The majority of those deaths occurred in downtown Milwaukee.
According to data from data-sharing agency NPD, there were 9,944 homicides in 2017.
Milwaukee’s police department also said that there were 1,500 more motor vehicle crashes in 2017 than in 2016, and that more people died in traffic accidents in the first three months of 2018 than in the same period last year.
Milwaukee is one of several cities that have seen dramatic changes in population in recent years, especially in the last two years.
A record-high population has displaced more people from poorer and rural communities, leaving more of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods with a high concentration of poverty and low-income people.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday in a report that the U..
S., which has the highest percentage of black residents in the country, has experienced its largest population increase since 1990.
The population growth, the report said, has been fueled by the influx of African Americans into the city in recent decades.
Milwaukee, which has a population of just under 8.4 million people, has long been known as one of the most racially diverse cities in the U, and the city is still largely segregated.
But the number and severity of traffic crashes have increased dramatically over the past decade, as more people have moved to the city.
Milwaukee has experienced more than 100 traffic fatalities in the past three years.
In 2015, the city had 764 traffic fatalities.
In 2016, there was 1,084 traffic fatalities and in 2017 there were 774 traffic fatalities, according a report by the city of Milwaukee.
The previous year, the police department said, there had been 1,099 traffic fatalities while the city was also dealing with the highest number of car crashes in decades.
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