Road and fire safety data

November 2012

Road safety data

The road safety team based in your local authority should be able to give you information about:

  • The number of children killed or seriously injured (KSI) in road accidents
  • The most common types of accidents (e.g. cycle collisions, car collisions with stationary objects, etc)
  • The most common injuries sustained by children on the road

You can also view road safety data on the Department for Transport website. They publish an annual report on road casualties, which includes breakdowns by local authority and government office region.

Contacting your local road safety team

The best way to get in touch with road safety contacts for your area is through Road Safety GB. Their website has a tool which allows you to narrow your search by region and Local Authority.

Find your local road safety team.

Fire safety data

Your local Fire and Rescue Service is likely to have information on injuries and deaths caused by fire in your local area. It is worth talking to them to ask about:

  • The number of children killed or seriously injured in fires in your area
  • The number of fires that occur in the home
  • Whether there are any communities that are more prone to fires in the home
  • The average cost of each fire response

Contacting your local fire and rescue service

You can get in touch with your local fire and rescue service using the Fire Service College map.  Fire and rescue services are generally very good at networking with other agencies, and you might find they are able to put you in touch with other potential partners.

Other sources

If you are looking to invest in fire prevention activity, the communities and local government (DCLG) website has some information that could help to make your case.

Not only do they have statistical information on the number and type of fires, there is also a breakdown of the economic cost of deaths from fire. For instance, the economic cost of fire report states that:

“there were 395 deaths from fire in 2004 and around 12,300 injuries. The economic value of these human costs was estimated at around £1.1bn.”

This kind of information can be extremely useful when making the case for investment in fire safety and prevention programmes.

The Fire Statistics Monitors on the DCLG website provide quarterly statistics on fires, casualties and false alarms attended by fire and rescue services in the UK.

Updated June 2013