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Nevada Department of Public Safety reports fatal crashes up 3.85%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety released fatal crash numbers for the month of August showing a 3.85% statewide increase in fatalities compared to this time last year.

State fatal data analysis was submitted to the NDOT Director and traffic engineering department, Highway Safety Coordinator, FHWA, and law enforcement agencies itemizing fatalities by county, person type, day, month, year, and percent change.

Fatalities for the 2019 year were at 182 by August, while the 2020 year is already reporting 189 known traffic fatalities.

Review the chart below for a month by month:

Known fatal comparison between 2019 and 2020:

Known comparison of fatalities by person type between 2019 and 2020:

Please note, this data does not include data fields marked by the officer as unknown. This preliminary data also does not include final reports from the coroner and toxicology reports. The 2019 data is not final until the end of December 2020, according to the report.

The Department of Public Safety says the monthly report will be distributed by the 7th of each month.

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