About Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

The Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (MTCF) website provides users with annual official Michigan crash data. There are two sections to the website: the Publications section that contains crash data statistics dating back to 1952; and the Data Query Tool, which allows users to perform advanced searches on the data over specific elements. The MTCF Data Query Tool allows users to build unique queries using Michigan crash data and see the results in the form of maps, tables, lists, bar and pie charts, on a timeline, or by downloading the actual police reports.

Using the Data Query Tool, it is possible to select data from a specific time frame or location in the state of Michigan. The pre-built crash data filters come directly from the police officer crash reports. Depending on what is selected, crash, unit, and person counts are always on display. The data can be displayed in a variety of formats. A query can be displayed on a map of Michigan, with color coding based on hot spots related to that query. Bar graphs, pie graphs, and timelines can be constructed and downloaded. Tables, lists, and calendars can be generated with queries. Crash reports can also be downloaded directly from the current selection.

In March 2020 the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission honored MTCF with the “Richard H. Austin Long-Term Service Award” for long-term contributions and commitment to traffic safety.

The MTCF website is a five-time winner of the “Best Traffic Records Web Page” award presented by the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP). For more info, please visit ATSIP.