Road casualty data

Category: | Source: Department for Transport

March 2012

This publication from the Department for Transport (DfT) presents detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury accidents, including the types of vehicles involved, the resulting casualties and factors which may contribute to accidents. In addition to detailed tables there are six articles containing further analysis on specific road safety topics.

Most of the statistics in the publication are based on information about accidents reported to the police. However, other sources such as mortality, survey and hospital data are also used as well as population and traffic data to provide a wider context.

Road statistics for 2011

The most useful documents to look at are the Excel spreadsheets within the 'Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain 2011' tables section. The Excel file with the filename ras30028.xls contains information about data categorised by severity, age (in 1 year bands) and road user type.

Search by severity and age group for 2005-2009 data

The DfT also provide an archived online tool of road casualty data from 2005-2009 which enables users to identify casualties by severity and age group within different local authority areas.

Contacts for local information

Road Safety GB provide an interactive map for contact details of road safety teams in your area.

Contact information: 

Email roadacc.stats@dft.gsi.gov.uk for an alternative format of the 2011 road casuality data.

Updated July 2013