City and State Pedestrian Safety Numbers Don’t Add Up
New York City Pedestrian Injuries, 2000 - 2005
This matters because without reliable crash data there is no way to tell if things are getting better or worse, or if different enforcement or engineering strategies are working or failing. It's also an argument for the DOT and police to post their monthly crash statistics on their websites and include them as indicators in the Mayor's Management Report. If they can do it for crime, they can do it for motor vehicle crashes.