Children’s Traffic Fatalities in Detroit

In rethinking the Detroit Geographic Expedition and Institute’s (DGEI) maps on “where black children get run over” and “citywide patterns of child traffic deaths and injuries” it became apparent to me that the pattern was partially due to the distribution of children in Detroit (map). For example Southwest has a higher density of children and also more traffic fatalities of children. However, there are some anomalies, such as the higher numbers on North-South streets in the Lower Eastside, on John R. North of Highland Park, and on Conner near the City Airport.

I was approached by John Krygier to include this map and process in the the 3rd Edition of “Making Maps” by John Krygier and Denis Wood.


2015 – 2016


Self-initiated / John Krygier


2016 Making Maps, Third Edition: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS