The Traffic Safety Division (TSD) of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) annually develops a set of benchmarks as part of the Highway Safety Plan (HSP) to assess the state of traffic safety in Indiana. These benchmarks correspond to priority program areas established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), targeting the occurrence of fatal and injury collisions as they relate to injuries overall, impaired driving, safety equipment usage, young drivers, motorcycle safety, dangerous driving, children, and non-motorist injuries in collisions. Within each area, ICJI establishes specific annual goals and performance measures that relate to the occurrence of collisions and their impact on Indiana.
In addition to topical fact sheets and county-level data, the PPI traffic safety research team assists ICJI with these efforts by publishing the annual Indiana Crash Fact Book. This publication provides a more in depth view of Indiana crashes, incorporating the more than 200 data items collected from officer crash reports submitted via the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES) and maintained by LexisNexis Risk Solutions and the Indiana State Police. Recent Crash Fact Books are accessible below.