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Oakland County, Rochester Hills lead southeast Michigan in deer crashes

Oakland County, Rochester Hills lead southeast Michigan in deer crashes
Posted at 5:32 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 05:32:14-04

Oakland County and specifically, Rochester Hills, lead southeast Michigan areas in deer crashes from last year, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) said.

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According to SEMCOG, there were 5,871 crashes involving deer last year in southeast Michigan, which was an increase of 314 from 2014.

Last year, deer-vehicle crashes accounted for four percent of all crashes in the area. Most crashes happen during October, November and December.

The Michigan DNR does estimate the deer herd to be 1.75 million this year.

In Oakland County, there were 1,873 crashes, more than 800 crashes higher than any other county in the area. Washtenaw County came in second with 1,062 crashes.

In Rochester Hills, there were 150 crashes last year, followed by Scio Township with 138 and Oakland Township with 123.

Check out the entire lists below:

By County

  • Oakland - 1,873
  • Washtenaw - 1,062
  • St. Clair - 784
  • Livingston - 773
  • Macomb - 630
  • Wayne - 400
  • Monroe - 349

By City

  • Rochester Hills - 150
  • Scio Township - 138
  • Oakland Township - 123
  • Oxford Township - 110
  • Farmington Hills - 95
  • Independence Township - 92
  • Novi - 86
  • Auburn Hills - 82
  • Washington Township - 79