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California Traffic Collision Data from SWITRS

Gude, Alexander

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    <subfield code="a">&lt;p&gt;This data comes from the California Highway Patrol and covers collisions from January 1st, 2001 until mid-October, 2020. I have requested full database dumps from the CHP four times, once in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020. I have combined these datasets into the one presented here. For additional details, see my post: &lt;a href=""&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Introducing the SWITRS SQLite Hosted Dataset&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;There are three main tables:&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- `&lt;strong&gt;collisions&lt;/strong&gt;`: Contains information about the collision, where it happened, what vehicles were involved.&lt;br&gt;
- `&lt;strong&gt;parties&lt;/strong&gt;`: Contains information about the groups people involved in the collision including age, sex, and sobriety.&lt;br&gt;
- `&lt;strong&gt;victims&lt;/strong&gt;`: Contains information about the injuries of specific people involved in the collision.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;There is also a table called `&lt;em&gt;case_ids&lt;/em&gt;` which I used to build the other tables. It tells you which of the four original datasets each row came from.&lt;/p&gt;</subfield>
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