Top 12 Parishes in Louisiana for Fatal Crashes
SHREVEPORT, LA – More than 900 people died in fatal traffic crashes in Louisiana in 2022. 545 of the deaths were drivers of cars. 133 were passengers while 183 pedestrians were killed and 44 bicyclists died in crashes.
You might be surprised to learn what communities have the highest numbers of fatal crashes. Crash deaths in Louisiana have dropped a bit from 2021, but the numbers are up dramatically over the past five years.
How Many People Have Died in Crashes in Louisiana?
907 in 2022
971 in 2021
828 in 2020
727 in 2019
771 in 2018
What Is the Cause of Most of the Crashes?
The 5‐year average shows 78% of fatal crashes involves one of the four factors:
- Aggressive Driving
- No Seat Belt
The report does show seat belt use in the Shreveport area is at 87.8%. New Orleans and Monroe lead the state with 88.3% seat belt use. Alexandria drivers only buckle up at a rate of 73.7%. the worst rate of all the metro areas.
When Do Fatal Crashes Happen?
The data shows these tragedies happen at all times of the day, but the numbers do go up over the weekends. Fatal wrecks from Friday to Sunday total nearly 43% of all fatal crashes. And the stats show more fatal crashes happen late in the evening and into the early morning hours.
What Do the Numbers Look Like in Northwest Louisiana?
Bienville Parish had 3 people killed in crashes in 2022.
Bossier Parish had 16 people killed in crashes in 2022.
Caddo Parish had 47 people killed in crashes in 2022.
DeSoto Parish had 15 people killed in crashes in 2022.
Natchitoches Parish had 14 people killed in crashes in 2022.
Red River Parish had 3 people killed in crashes in 2022.
Sabine Parish had 6 people killed in crashes in 2022.
Webster Parish had 13 people killed in crashes in 2022.