Return to General Information

Traffic Crashes Annual Report

In 2023, Upper Allen Police investigated 278 crashes which is a decrease from 281 crashes in 2022. There were 200 non-reportable crashes and 78 reportable crashes. A crash is reportable if it involves injury to or death of any person and/or damage to any vehicle to the extent that it requires towing.

The majority of the crashes occurred on state-maintained roadways, specifically South Market Street and US Route 15.

Most crashes occurred on Fridays, followed by Thursday and between the hours of 12pm and 3pm followed by 3pm to 6pm.

The overwhelming majority of crashes are caused by driver actions, specifically Careless Driving and Roadways Laned for Traffic.

Officers being visible on the primary roadways during higher crash rate times may reduce crashes, but only if drivers are alert and attentive. Given that driver actions are the primary cause of crashes, getting drivers to slow down, stop using mobile devices, and allowing adequate space between vehicles should result in fewer crashes.