MMUCC Training

C4. Crash City/Place

Definition:

The city/place (political jurisdiction) in which the crash occurred.

Element Attributes:
Name of the Political Jurisdiction:

Record the name identifying the city/place in which the crash occurred. If codes are used instead of names, use the GSA Geographic Locator Codes (GLC) that can be found on the Internet at www.gsa.gov. If state-assigned codes are used, they should be convertible to the GSA/FIPS format.

Rationale:

Important for analyses of local area programs such as Safe Communities. Critical for linkage of the crash file to other state data files (EMS, hospital, roadway, etc.).

State and Province Codes, FIPS Codes
Geographic Locator Codes (GLC's) Overview:

Worldwide Geographic Location Codes lists the number and letter codes federal agencies should use in designating geographic locations anywhere in the United States or abroad in computer programs. Use of standard codes facilitates the interchange of machine-readable data from agency to agency within the federal community and between federal offices and state and local groups.

» GSA Geographic Locator Codes