|Baytown Police Department|
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Car Accident Reports
Depending on where your accident occurred there are potentially 2 Police Agencies that could have attended your accident and completed the report.
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.
Baytown Accident Reports Online
- Texas DOT - Crash Reports and Records: There is no better place place than directly from the DOT for an official copy of your accident report. The Texas DOT is one of the (if not THE) most advanced State DOT’s in the United States. Where most other States in the US have no centralized data policy or standards for their accident reports, Texas has lead the way in centralizing and providing online access to its citizens.
History of Accidents in Baytown
Accidents in Baytown have had ups and downs in the past few years. Fortunately for residents, the past two years have been down rather than up.
During 2014, the start of our five-year recording period, there were 2,344 accidents. In 2015, that number went considerably up (an increase of nearly 300 accidents) to 2,630. The following year, 2016, didn’t have such a significant increase, but it didn’t go down either--the year rang in a total of 2,656 accidents.
Happily, accidents tumbled significantly in 2017 to 2,480 accidents. 2018 was the lowest number in the entire five-year period, a decrease of over 200 accidents to 2,229 in total.
Harris County saw a similar rise and fall in their rate of accidents, though their drops were considerably higher than Baytown alone. There were 101,969 accidents in 2014, 111,324 accidents in 2015, 112,888 accidents in 2016, and 108,442 accidents in 2017, respectively.
In general, that’s a rise of roughly 1,000 accidents per year for three years, followed by a plummet in the number of accidents with over 4,000 fewer accidents in 2017 than the previous year.
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History of Fatalities in Baytown
While Baytown’s accident rate had a steady rise and fall peaking in 2016, their rate of fatal accidents was not nearly so consistent. However, there were rather significant year-to-year increases in fatal accidents.
In 2014, there were eight fatal accidents. The following year, 2015, saw the accident rate rise by more than double to 18. Yet the accident rate went down again in 2016 (14 accidents), albeit not to the levels of 2014.
The highest number of fatal accidents in the five-year period occurred in 2017, with 21 fatal accidents. Fortunately, the following year, 2018, saw just a fraction of the previous year’s accidents, ringing in at just four fatal accidents for the entire year.
Baytown’s rate of fatalities alongside their rate of fatal accidents follow the same pattern, which is not that surprising.
2014 saw the lowest number of recorded car accident fatalities in the four-year period with nine fatalities. The following year, that number doubled to 18 fatalities in 2015. It went down slightly to 14 fatalities in 2016, though not enough to be hugely significant. That downward trend ended in 2017, with 22 fatalities recorded that year (the highest number in the four-year recording period).
Sadly, Baytown’s rate of fatal car crashes does not perfectly mirror their overall rate of accidents--in fact, the highest number of fatal accidents (21 in 2017) coincides with a sharp year-to-year decrease in the number of overall accidents.
However, the overarching trend of all accidents relative to the number of fatal accidents is relatively consistent. Hopefully, this means that the rate of fatal accidents and fatalities will continue to go down in 2019.
Unlike Baytown, which saw ups and downs in its fatal car accidents each year, Harris County had a much more consistent (and alarming) upward trend. The county saw 381 fatal crashes in 2014, 368 fatal crashes in 2015, 427 fatal crashes in 2016, and 430 fatal crashes in 2017, respectively.
This is an interesting trend, given that the rates of accidents overall saw a similar upward pattern with a few mismatches. In particular, 2017 saw a decrease in the overall number of accidents but did see the highest number of fatal accidents in the four-year period.