The Louisiana Crash Data Reports website is a compilation of statistical data based
on information obtained on traffic crashes submitted by state, sheriff, and local
police agencies throughout the state of Louisiana. A wide variety of crash data
reporting information and statistics analysis is available regarding motor vehicle
crashes and the variables that cause them.
Data from crash reports are collected electronically on a daily basis from law enforcement
agencies using the state’s crash reporting software LACRASH and periodically from
other law enforcement agencies using third party software or submitting paper crash
reports to the state. The Highway Safety Research
Group (HSRG) at Louisiana State
University analyzes the crash data on a nightly basis and updates the current year’s
crash data statistical reports to ensure that the most up-to-date information is
available online. The support of gathering, processing, and reporting crash data
statistics pertaining to the traffic safety activities in an accurate and timely
fashion is a primary objective of the HSRG.
Traffic records and traffic safety data are important! Many agencies throughout
the state use these crash data statistical reports to help form the decision-making
basis for policy setting and project selection towards improving the safety of Louisiana’s
- Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) uses the crash reports to approve grants.
- Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) uses the crash data reports
to identify high crash intersections or road segments and develop multi-million
dollar safety projects.
- Law enforcement officials use the crash data reports to deploy enforcement personnel.
- Vehicle design engineers use the crash data reports to study crash dynamics from
the information gleaned from police reports.
- The U.S. Congress uses the crash data reports to appropriate billions of dollars
in highway safety and construction funding.
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION- This web site is exempt from discovery or admission under
23 U.S.C. 409. - Contact the LADOTD Traffic Safety Office at (225) 379-1929 before
releasing any information.