Dorset Reported Road Casualties


This report gives an analysis of the Department for Transport (DfT STATS19) records of road casualties in the Dorset Highway Authority area. See Note [1] for information on highway authorities. The sections are
  • Children killed or seriously injured
  • Numbers (all ages) killed or seriously injured
  • Numbers (all ages) killed
  • Notes and sources

Number of children killed or seriously injured


The pie chart shows the breakdown by method of travel for children reported as killed or seriously injured (KSI) during 2011 - 2015. The bar chart shows KSI numbers for child pedestrians yearly since 2005. The 'error bars' show the 95% confidence intervals - read more on confidence intervals here including why they are needed when interpreting charts.
'Children' refers to the age range of 0 - 15 years.

child KSI casualtiespedestrian KSI casualties

Dorset Children Reported Killed or Seriously Injured
PedestriansCyclistsMotorcyclistsCar occupantsOthersTotal
20059 (36%)3 (12%)013 (52%)025 (100%)
20065 (31%)6 (38%)05 (31%)016 (100%)
200713 (54%)3 (13%)08 (33%)024 (100%)
20085 (42%)4 (33%)03 (25%)012 (100%)
20098 (53%)2 (13%)05 (33%)015 (100%)
20104 (57%)2 (29%)01 (14%)07 (100%)
20117 (44%)3 (19%)1 (6%)5 (31%)016 (100%)
20128 (67%)2 (17%)02 (17%)012 (100%)
20137 (44%)3 (19%)06 (38%)016 (100%)
20147 (50%)2 (14%)05 (36%)014 (100%)
20155 (29%)3 (18%)09 (53%)017 (100%)
Last 5 years34 (45%)13 (17%)1 (1%)27 (36%)075 (100%)



Numbers (all ages) killed or seriously injured


The charts give the numbers of reported casualties for each method of travel by year (except for the bottom right chart, which gives the percentages of the total).

PedestriansCyclists
pedestrian KSI casualtiescyclist KSI casualties
MotorcyclistsCar occupants
motorcyclist KSI casualtiescar occupant KSI casualties
All modes (numbers)All modes (percentages)
all KSI casualtiesall KSI casualty percentages

Dorset Reported Road Casualties Killed or Seriously Injured
PedestriansCyclistsMotorcyclistsCar occupantsOthersTotal
200534 (13%)12 (4%)56 (21%)159 (59%)9 (3%)270 (100%)
200642 (16%)23 (9%)56 (22%)120 (47%)14 (5%)255 (100%)
200738 (14%)13 (5%)68 (24%)148 (53%)11 (4%)278 (100%)
200831 (11%)16 (5%)81 (28%)150 (51%)16 (5%)294 (100%)
200933 (13%)12 (5%)70 (27%)131 (50%)14 (5%)260 (100%)
201032 (15%)32 (15%)44 (20%)102 (47%)5 (2%)215 (100%)
201134 (17%)18 (9%)53 (26%)88 (44%)9 (4%)202 (100%)
201237 (17%)23 (11%)52 (24%)99 (45%)8 (4%)219 (100%)
201341 (18%)19 (9%)54 (24%)96 (43%)12 (5%)222 (100%)
201437 (15%)27 (11%)50 (21%)115 (48%)10 (4%)239 (100%)
201530 (11%)38 (14%)70 (25%)127 (46%)14 (5%)279 (100%)


Numbers (all ages) killed


Dorset Reported Road Casualties Killed
PedestriansCyclistsMotorcyclistsCar occupantsOthersTotal
20053 (10%)05 (16%)22 (71%)1 (3%)31 (100%)
20065 (16%)1 (3%)5 (16%)18 (56%)3 (9%)32 (100%)
20076 (20%)1 (3%)6 (20%)17 (57%)030 (100%)
20084 (14%)05 (17%)19 (66%)1 (3%)29 (100%)
20093 (13%)1 (4%)6 (26%)11 (48%)2 (9%)23 (100%)
20102 (20%)1 (10%)2 (20%)5 (50%)010 (100%)
20112 (13%)1 (7%)3 (20%)8 (53%)1 (7%)15 (100%)
20123 (19%)3 (19%)3 (19%)7 (44%)016 (100%)
20133 (13%)08 (35%)10 (43%)2 (9%)23 (100%)
20142 (13%)3 (19%)5 (31%)6 (38%)016 (100%)
20154 (18%)1 (5%)4 (18%)12 (55%)1 (5%)22 (100%)


Notes and Sources


[1] A highway authority is the council or other organisation that is responsible for the maintenance of public roads. The Highway Authority is usually the county council or the unitary authority for a particular area.

The information summarised here is taken from what is collected by police forces on each road collision in which someone is injured (using the STATS19 reporting form). This is collected and published annually by the DfT. Charts and tables have been generated from databases downloaded from the DfT website.

Almost all road deaths are reported, but some serious injuries are not reported and only a minority of slight injuries are reported - see the discussions in the annual DfT reports.

"Car occupant" includes car driver, car passenger, taxi/private hire car occupant, and minibus (8 - 16 passenger seats) occupant, in line with DfT practice.

KSI and fatality figures in this document are also available in DfT publications as follows


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