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MSP: Fewer crashes, but more deaths on roads
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan State Police say there were fewer crashes but more deaths on Michigan streets and highways last year.
Crash data from 2012 shows the overall number of fatalities on Michigan roadways increased five-percent while the total number of crashes dropped four-percent.
The number of injuries also fell two-percent.
State police say that cellphones were involved in nine-percent fewer crashes than last year.
They also say there's been a 31-percent drop in the number of crashes in the last decade.
A database has now been created so you can search and compare crash statistics for each county in the state.
That data includes the number of total crashes in each county. It also compares those numbers with the population and numbers of crashes per one-thousand residents according to the U.S. Census estimates.