Published Reports and Analyses



2014 reported road casualties: charts and tables


The latest Department for Transport reported road casualty summary figures (for 2014) and STATS19 databases were released in June 2015.

Charts and tables are published here for each of the main groups of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and car occupants.

See each local authority's charts and tables.


See each police area's charts and tables.


See national summary charts and tables.

(September 2015)


Children killed or seriously injured


The chart shows the breakdown by mode of travel for children reported as killed or seriously injured (KSI) in Great Britain during 2013. Read more here.

Out of the total of 1980 children, 1358 (69%) were child pedestrians and 282 (14%) were child cyclists - i.e. 83% were pedestrians or cyclists ('children' are defined as aged 0 - 15 years).

A similar breakdown is available here
for each highway authority, &
for each police area
in Great Britain.
child pedestrian KSI casualties by mode
(February 2015)



Fatality risks per km for different modes of travel


The bar chart plots risks per km for different modes of travel. Read more here.fatality risk by mode
(January 2015)



Pedestrian deaths in western European countries

(November 2014)

An analysis of pedestrian deaths in western European countries was done for the 5-year period of 2008-12.
  • There was a wide variation in pedestrian death rates, with the lowest being in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.
  • The UK had a child pedestrian death rate double the rates of Norway and the Netherlands.
  • In the UK, 48% of children killed on the roads were child pedestrians - this is the highest proportion in western European countries (left chart).
  • Including all ages, 23% of UK road deaths were pedestrians - again the highest proportion in western European countries (right chart).
Read more here




Reported road casualties for 2013: charts and tables

(August 2014)

The latest Department for Transport reported road casualty summary figures (for 2013) and STATS19 databases were released in June/July 2014.

We have produced charts and tables for each of the main groups of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and car occupants.

See national summary charts and tables.


See each police area's charts and tables.


See each local authority's charts and tables.



Mapping and ranking by police area of 2012 pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist and car occupant road casualty data

(November 2013)

police area pedestrian KSI casualty mappolice area child pedestrian KSI casualty mappolice area cyclist KSI casualty mappolice area child cyclist KSI casualty mappolice area motorcyclist KSI casualty mappolice area car occupant KSI casualty map
Read more here
Download report from here



Reported road casualties for 2012: charts and tables

(September 2013)

The latest Department for Transport reported road casualty summary figures (for 2012) were released in June 2013.

See national summary charts and tables

The annual DfT report (for 2012) was released in September 2013.

See local authority charts and tables.
See police area charts and tables.



Pedestrian deaths in western European countries

(May 2013)

  • In the UK, in the 5-year period of 2006-10, 46% of children killed on the roads were child pedestrians.
  • Including all ages, in the same period, 22% of UK road deaths were pedestrians.
  • These proportions are the highest for western European countries.
Read more here





Mapping of cyclist casualty data by police area

(May 2013)

police area cyclist KSI casualty mapUsing DfT data, the map shows numbers of cyclists reported as killed or seriously injured in 2011 as rates per 100,000 population for the 50 police force areas of Great Britain.

There have been increases in many of the areas since 2005...
Read more here





Error bars (confidence intervals) on road casualty charts:
Explanation and calculator

(March 2013)

Two new sections on confidence intervals in the "Technicalities" section of the website.
  • Explanation of why road casualty charts need error bars to indicate random variation. Click here.




Mapping of pedestrian casualty data by police area

(February 2013)

police area pedestrian KSI casualty mapUsing DfT data, the map shows pedestrians reported as killed or seriously injured as rates per 100,000 population for the 50 police force areas in 2011.

The highest rate was 2.9 times the lowest rate.

Areas with the lowest rates were
  • Warwickshire
  • Suffolk
  • Devon and Cornwall

Areas with the highest rates were
  • Merseyside
  • West Midlands
  • Lancashire

Read more here




Charts and tables for each highway authority

(November 2012)

Charts and tables for reported road casualties are now published here for each highway authority

These incorporate the latest DfT road casualty figures (for 2011). See here




Portsmouth KSI casualties 2010 to 2011

(October 2012)

A study of the rise in Portsmouth reported KSI casualties from 2010 to 2011 found the increase to be concentrated on roads with speed limits above 20 mph.
Read more here
Portsmouth KSI casualties




Charts and tables for each police area

(September 2012)

Charts and tables are published here for reported killed or seriously injured road casualties for each of the 50 police areas of England, Scotland and Wales.

These incorporate the latest DfT road casualty figures (for 2011). See here




2011 reported road casualties

(August 2012)

The latest Department for Transport reported road casualty figures (for 2011) were released in June 2012.

See here for summary charts




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