12:16 pm Aug. 15, 2012
For every 100,000 Manhattan residents 60 years or older, 4.21 were killed while walking city streets between 2008 and 2010, according to a report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
In stark contrast, for every 100,000 Manhattanites under the age of 60, the fatality rate was 1.48.
Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx are all even more dangerous for older pedestrians. In fact, Queens ranks the third most dangerous county of all 36 tri-state counties considered in the report, with 4.46 deaths per 100,000, followed by Brooklyn at number four, and the Bronx ranked sixth.
Staten Island is, among the five boroughs, the safest for older pedestrians (ranked number 21).
Nassau County was the most dangerous New York-area county for elderly pedestrians, according to the report.
As the report also notes, the New York City Department of Transportation has responded to the problem by launching the "Safe Streets for Seniors" program, viewable here.
The full report is here.