Indiana code requires a law-enforcement officer to investigate and submit a written report for each motor-vehicle crash that results in injury, death or property damage of at least $1,000. Indiana Officer’s Standard Crash Reports are submitted electronically using the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES).
Crash Facts Publications
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute uses National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funding to partner with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (IUPPI) to analyze ARIES crash data for each calendar year. Research findings are summarized in a series of Crash Facts publications.
Current Traffic Safety Fact Sheets
- Commercial Vehicles
- Dangerous Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Occupant Protection
- Young Drivers
To view recent year profiles for individual counties, visit IUPPI’s Crash Facts website.
2018 Crash Data Visualizations
- Comparing Alcohol and Drug-Impaired Collisions for 2013 and 2018
- Ratio of Impaired-Driving Citations to Collisions
- Unrestrained Motorist Collisions per 10,000 County Population
- Motorcycle Collisions per County
- Pedestrian-Involved Collisions per County
- Bicyclist-Involved Collisions per County
Crash Data Requests
Most data requests can be answered with the resources linked above. As part of its contract with Indiana State Police (ISP), LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides ARIES to state and local governments free of charge and charges a small fee for crash records and research requests.
Information about obtaining individual crash reports is on the ISP website.
Research requests for custom crash statistic reports may be addressed to ARIES Support at email@example.com or 866-495-4206 (option 2, then option 1). News media requests may be sent to the ICJI Communications Director.
Requests for traffic citation and warning statistics should be addressed to the Indiana Office of Court Technology.
Traffic Records Coordinating Committee
A Traffic Records Coordinating Committee comprised of stakeholders involved in motor-vehicle safety and the investigation of roadway crashes meets quarterly to collaborate on improving traffic records keeping in Indiana. Below are additional resources available on committee members’ websites.
- LexisNexis Risk ARIES Portal
- Automotive Safety Program Child Restraint Research
- Bureau of Motor Vehicles Ride Safe Indiana Annual Reports
- Indiana Crash Risk Interactive Map
- Indiana Department of Homeland Security Emergency Medical Services Data
- Indiana Department of Toxicology Annual Reports
- Indiana Department of Transportation Traffic Counts
- Indiana State Health Department Trauma System/Injury Prevention Program
- ISP Yearly Crash Statistics (2003-2018)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Research & Data
- Purdue University Center for Road Safety