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Car Accident Reports
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ALL of these agencies use the the Texas DOT CRIS (Crash Report Information System) and so obtaining a copy of your report from any of them is relatively easy.
Allen Accident Reports Online
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History of Accidents in Allen
As part of the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the city of Allen numbers around 100,000 residents. With Plano directly to the south and McKinney to the north, Allen is bisected by Route 75, which is uncoincidentally where most of the city's accidents occur. Yet while its geographical location might lead you to believe it experiences a large number of accidents every year, the truth is, in actuality, quite different.
In fact, between 2014 and 2018, Allen never had more than around 900 accidents. This is particularly remarkable considering its location in relation to Dallas city center. Most years had even fewer accidents than that, though; in 2014 there were just 784 recorded accidents. 2015, meanwhile, had just 869, and 2016 -- the high point of the five-year-period -- had a total of just 906. 2017 saw figures drop to 869 again, while the last year came in at only 902 accidents. Not breaking 1,000 accidents across five years, for a city of 100,000 just a few miles from Dallas? It's, frankly, impressive.
When looking at Allen's accident rates through the lens of national trends, there are some similarities. From 2014 through 2018, US accident volumes peaked in 2016 before dropping back down slightly over 2017 and 2018, and this trend does bear more than a passing resemblance to Allen's accident rates. Allen's accident volume rose overall over the past five years as well, which is another point that coincides with rates nationwide, showing that the city has been trending, more or less, in the same direction as the majority of US cities.
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History of Fatalities in Allen
However, when it comes to fatality rates in Allen, something quite the opposite seems to have been going on. There looks as if there's an inverse relationship between how many accidents the city experiences per year and how many of those accidents are fatal ones, and this is largely atypical considering that higher accident volume almost always means there are just simply more opportunities for fatal accidents to occur. Yet there were 5 fatalities in Allen during 2014 and only 2 the following year. At the same time, 2016 just had 3 deaths while 2017 had 6. 2018 also had just 3 fatalities recorded.
This inverse relationship, which isn't unheard of but is still quite rare, is pretty consistent over the last five years in Allen. When accident rates go up year on year, fatality rates decline. This makes the city less deadly even as it becomes more likely to get into an accident. Yet overall, even though there seems to be an inverse relationship to accident rates and fatality rates, Allen is still overall very low when it comes to per capita traffic fatalities. With the US experiencing 12.8 deaths per 100,000 people on average in 2018, Allen -- whose population is around 100,000, only experienced three. That's way below the national average.
In the end, whatever's making Allen buck accident trends is largely irrelevant, as long as it stays a relatively safe place to drive. This Dallas suburb is one of the least dangerous in Texas, and even with its accident rates creeping upwards, it's still experiencing far fewer crashes than neighborhoods with comparable populations -- even those situated on a major thoroughfare like Route 75.