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Between 2003 and 2012, 5,189 people were killed while walking in Florida, representing 17.7% of the 29,302 traffic-related fatalities in the state during this period. Florida’s overall Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) is 168.65, which places it 1st nationally. For the years 2003 to 2010, these fatalities include 233 children under 16 and 960 adults aged 65 or older.

63.3% of these people were killed on arterial roads, which are eligible to receive federal funding for construction or improvement, with federal design guidance or oversight. Arterials are often designed and operated to maximize the speed of automotive traffic and not for pedestrian safety and comfort, despite running through places where people need and want to walk.

Over that decade, 73.3% of pedestrian deaths occurred on roadways with a speed limit of 40 mph or higher. 3.7% were on streets with a posted speed limit under 30 mph and just 1.4% of pedestrians died on streets with a speed limit of 20 mph or lower.

In Florida, adults 65 or older make up 16.9% of the state’s population and represent 21.5% of its pedestrian fatalities from 2003–2010. Older pedestrians died at a rate of 3.9 per 100,000 residents in Florida, compared to 2.90 per 100,000 for residents under age 65, ranking 5th nationally for fatality rate among pedestrians 65 and older.

Fatality rates vary by race and ethnicity. The average annual fatality rate for non-Hispanic whites in Florida was 2.85; for black people and African Americans, 3.4; for Hispanics, 3.4; for Asians and Pacific Islanders, 0.9; data was insufficient for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Metro Areas in Florida

Metropolitan Area Total traffic fatalities (2003–2012) Total pedestrian fatalities Percentage of traffic deaths that were pedestrians Annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 (2008–2012) Percentage of pedestrian fatalities by posted speed limit (2003–2012) Percentage of pedestrian fatalities on arterials
Under 20 mph Under 30 mph 40 mph and over
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL 1047 172 16.4% 2.44 2.4% 8% 78% 59.6%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 964 163 16.9% 1.89 0.6% 2% 82% 55.8%
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 1075 177 16.5% 3.83 1.2% 5% 72% 65.9%
Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL 238 39 16.4% 2.62 2.6% 13% 61% 86.8%
Gainesville, FL 431 43 10.0% 1.06 0.0% 0% 84% 60.5%
Jacksonville, FL 2,060 359 17.4% 2.48 0.8% 3% 73% 62.6%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1152 169 14.7% 2.91 1.2% 4% 82% 65.1%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 6,690 1,539 23.0% 2.58 1.7% 5% 64% 57.6%
Naples-Marco Island, FL 487 53 10.9% 1.48 2.0% 10% 55% 34.0%
Ocala, FL 786 104 13.2% 3.13 1.0% 1% 88% 54.8%
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 3,093 583 18.8% 2.75 1.4% 7% 84% 68.5%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 783 136 17.4% 2.28 3.0% 5% 78% 66.9%
Palm Coast, FL 211 21 10.0% 3.13 5.0% 5% 80% 52.4%
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 316 68 21.5% 3.43 1.5% 1% 66% 79.4%
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 714 124 17.4% 3.01 0.0% 4% 70% 65.3%
Port St. Lucie, FL 699 94 13.4% 2.02 2.2% 9% 70% 63.0%
Punta Gorda, FL 282 38 13.5% 2.00 0.0% 0% 73% 44.7%
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 268 25 9.3% 2.03 0.0% 0% 63% 40.0%
Tallahassee, FL 628 75 11.9% 2.23 1.4% 3% 70% 70.7%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,998 874 21.9% 2.97 0.9% 3% 77% 61.0%

Counties in Florida

County Total traffic fatalities (2003–2012) Total pedestrian fatalities Percentage of traffic deaths that were pedestrians Annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 (2008–2012) Percentage of pedestrian fatalities by posted speed limit (2003–2012) Percentage of pedestrian fatalities on arterials
Under 20 mph Under 30 mph 40 mph and over
Alachua County 380 40 10.5% 1.66 0.0% 0.0% 85.0% 57.5%
Baker County 110 6 5.5% 2.31 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 50.0%
Bay County 316 68 21.5% 4.11 1.5% 1.5% 66.2% 79.4%
Bradford County 79 8 10.1% 2.83 0.0% 0.0% 75.0% 75.0%
Brevard County 783 136 17.4% 2.54 3.0% 5.2% 77.6% 66.9%
Broward County 2,095 488 23.3% 2.80 1.7% 6.5% 67.4% 61.9%
Calhoun County 45 4 8.9% 2.82 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 75.0%
Charlotte County 282 38 13.5% 2.40 0.0% 0.0% 73.0% 44.7%
Citrus County 269 36 13.4% 2.62 0.0% 0.0% 77.1% 66.7%
Clay County 206 28 13.6% 1.55 3.6% 3.6% 89.3% 71.4%
Collier County 487 53 10.9% 1.69 2.0% 10.2% 55.1% 34.0%
Columbia County 275 27 9.8% 4.13 0.0% 0.0% 92.6% 59.3%
DeSoto County 104 11 10.6% 3.21 0.0% 9.1% 72.7% 54.5%
Dixie County 67 8 11.9% 5.06 0.0% 0.0% 87.5% 75.0%
Duval County 1,274 259 20.3% 3.05 0.4% 2.0% 67.7% 60.1%
Escambia County 483 92 19.0% 3.08 0.0% 1.1% 66.3% 64.1%
Flagler County 211 21 10.0% 2.43 5.0% 5.0% 80.0% 52.4%
Franklin County 34 1 2.9% 0.90 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Gadsden County 179 19 10.6% 4.13 0.0% 0.0% 94.7% 73.7%
Gilchrist County 51 3 5.9% 1.84 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 100.0%
Glades County 60 2 3.3% 1.60 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Gulf County 36 1 2.8% 0.64 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Hamilton County 76 2 2.6% 1.38 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Hardee County 91 16 17.6% 5.89 0.0% 0.0% 93.8% 93.8%
Hendry County 162 14 8.6% 3.66 0.0% 0.0% 64.3% 71.4%
Hernando County 331 39 11.8% 2.37 0.0% 0.0% 84.6% 51.3%
Highlands County 202 26 12.9% 2.68 8.0% 8.0% 68.0% 56.0%
Hillsborough County 1,766 368 20.8% 3.10 0.8% 4.2% 82.5% 52.9%
Holmes County 51 1 2.0% 0.51 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Indian River County 268 25 9.3% 1.88 0.0% 0.0% 62.5% 40.0%
Jackson County 180 10 5.6% 2.06 0.0% 0.0% 77.8% 50.0%
Jefferson County 74 7 9.5% 4.88 0.0% 14.3% 85.7% 71.4%
Lafayette County 14 0 0.0% 0.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lake County 552 69 12.5% 2.44 0.0% 10.3% 85.3% 65.2%
Lee County 964 163 16.9% 2.77 0.6% 1.9% 81.8% 55.8%
Leon County 320 47 14.7% 1.76 2.3% 2.3% 56.8% 70.2%
Levy County 146 11 7.5% 2.79 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 81.8%
Liberty County 27 2 7.4% 2.49 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Madison County 100 1 1.0% 0.52 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Manatee County 545 95 17.4% 3.02 3.2% 7.4% 79.8% 57.4%
Marion County 786 104 13.2% 3.27 1.0% 1.0% 88.2% 54.8%
Martin County 314 41 13.1% 2.86 2.5% 5.0% 70.0% 82.5%
Miami-Dade County 2,876 739 25.7% 3.02 1.2% 1.7% 59.3% 54.2%
Monroe County 223 47 21.1% 6.30 4.3% 6.4% 76.6% 95.7%
Nassau County 165 22 13.3% 3.16 0.0% 0.0% 85.7% 54.5%
Okaloosa County 238 39 16.4% 2.13 2.6% 13.2% 60.5% 86.8%
Okeechobee County 136 16 11.8% 4.07 0.0% 12.5% 56.3% 75.0%
Orange County 1,639 372 22.7% 3.38 1.9% 5.5% 83.6% 71.5%
Osceola County 527 65 12.3% 2.59 0.0% 6.2% 83.1% 62.5%
Palm Beach County 1,719 312 18.2% 2.41 2.9% 10.1% 68.4% 59.0%
Pasco County 818 174 21.3% 3.93 1.7% 2.3% 81.6% 73.3%
Pinellas County 1,083 293 27.1% 3.18 0.7% 3.1% 65.3% 65.4%
Polk County 1,152 169 14.7% 2.93 1.2% 4.3% 82.2% 65.1%
Putnam County 217 35 16.1% 4.73 2.9% 8.6% 74.3% 68.6%
Santa Rosa County 231 32 13.9% 2.19 0.0% 12.5% 81.3% 68.8%
Sarasota County 502 77 15.3% 2.07 1.3% 7.9% 76.3% 62.3%
Seminole County 375 77 20.5% 1.86 1.4% 11.6% 84.1% 62.2%
St. Johns County 305 44 14.4% 2.51 2.3% 6.8% 90.9% 77.3%
St. Lucie County 385 53 13.8% 2.04 1.9% 11.3% 69.8% 48.1%
Sumter County 205 13 6.3% 1.58 0.0% 0.0% 92.3% 84.6%
Suwannee County 167 12 7.2% 2.97 0.0% 0.0% 91.7% 25.0%
Taylor County 67 5 7.5% 2.31 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Union County 46 3 6.5% 1.99 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 66.7%
Volusia County 1,075 177 16.5% 3.61 1.2% 4.7% 71.9% 65.9%
Wakulla County 55 2 3.6% 0.70 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 50.0%
Walton County 213 17 8.0% 3.25 5.9% 5.9% 88.2% 82.4%
Washington County 88 4 4.5% 1.70 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Total for Florida 29,302 5,189 17.7% 2.83 1.4% 3.7% 73.3% 63.3%
US Total 383,489 47,025 12.3% 1.56 1.0% 9.8% 61.3% 52.3%