According to the New York Post, the New York City Health Department reported pedestrians made up 52 percent of traffic deaths in the city during the last four years. Many of those pedestrians killed had actually been obeying the law. Among the 1,467 car-related deaths, 770 pedestrians were killed between 2005 and 2009. Brooklyn had the most pedestrian deaths, totaling 32 percent.
45 percent of pedestrians killed in an auto accident at an intersection with signals had the light on their side as they crossed. A majority of them crossed the street when they weren't supposed to, and 60 percent of those jaywalkers were men. Those in the vehicles at the time of an accident accounted for 29 percent of traffic deaths. 11 percent of those killed have been motorcyclists, while 7 percent were bicyclists.