The number of car-deer crashes in Ingham County rose last year, despite an overall decrease in crashes across the state..

According to WILX-TV 10, just under 1,100 drivers reported hitting a deer in Ingham County in 2016.  That's a small increase from 2015.

Jackson County saw more than 1,200 crashes, with just under a thousand reported in Eaton County.

More than 46,000 crashes were reported statewide last year, which is about 200 less than in 2015.