|Longview Police Department|
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Car Accident Reports
Depending on where your accident occurred there are potentially 1 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.
Longview 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 Longview
Good news for the citizens of Longview, Texas: car accidents were on the decline for the past five years or so.
2014 saw the most accidents in the entire five-year span, with 2,617 accidents in total. The next year was comparable but slightly down with 2,608 accidents.
The real shift comes between 2015 and 2016—in 2016, the accident rate went down to 2,482, a whole 126 accidents less than the previous year. But 2017 had the lowest accident rate of the whole five-year stretch, with 2,228 accidents, a whole 254 accidents less than the previous year. Sadly, the accident rate went up again in 2018 (2,372 accidents) though not enough to make up the entire decrease from 2016 to 2017.
Gregg County at large was far more consistent than Longview: unlike Longview, Gregg County saw a gradual year-to-year decrease in the overall number of accidents from 2014 to 2017. There were 3,251 accidents in 2014, 3,244 accidents in 2015, 3,072 accidents in 2016, and 2,925 accidents in 2017, respectively.
It remains to be seen which trend will win out in Longview—a steady decrease or an up-and-down pattern with a general downward trend.
History of Fatalities in Longview
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Fortunately for Longview drivers, accident reports show that the vast majority of these accidents are not fatal. In fact, there’s a rather low number of fatal accidents given the number of accidents that actually occur in a given year.
From 2014 to 2016, the number of fatal accidents decreased steadily from ten in 2014 to nine in 2015 to seven in 2016. The number of fatal accidents more than doubled from the previous year in 2017, rising to 18 fatal accidents that year. The following year, though, a downward trend had returned with 12 fatal accidents in 2018.
Relative to the number of fatal accidents in Texas overall, Longview’s overall accident numbers are more comparable to Texas’s overall fatal accident rates than Longview’s own fatal accident rates.
In 2014, there were 3,538 fatal accidents in Texas. In 2015, that number slightly increased to 3,582. The next year saw a greater increase still, with 3,794 accidents in 2016 (an increase of 5.92%, the largest percentage increase in four years). Finally, 2017 saw a slight decrease in the number of fatal accidents in the state, with 3,721 fatal accidents in all.
Going further back to 2008, the number of fatal traffic accidents in Texas has stayed between 3,000 and 3,800 fatal accidents per year for the past 10 years, with the lowest overall accidents occurring in 2010 and 2011.
Gregg County saw a similar downward trend followed by an unusual spike, though not on the same years as Longview, with 22 fatal accidents in 2014, 22 in 2015, 21 in 2016, and 31 in 2017, respectively.
National fatal crash trends align more closely with Texas as a whole than Longview in particular, as there was an 8.4% increase in fatal accidents from 2014 to 2015 and a 6.5% increase from 2015 to 2016.
In all, it’s gotten more dangerous over time to drive in Texas and slightly worse in Longview, perhaps due to decreasing unemployment rates that demand commuters each day.