UK Car Crash Statistics

Great Britain (UK) Statistics

In Great Britain, 5 people die because of vehicle accidents every day and even more are seriously injured.
In 2016, 1,792 people were killed because of a road accident, That is a 4% increase since 2015 and a 44% decrease since 2006.

There were 24,101 seriously injured and 155,491 slightly injured in 2016. KSI(25,893).
This makes a total of 181,384 total casualties. Counting all casualties, that is a 3% decrease since 2015.

Fatalities by Road User Type

CAR – 816 (8% increase since 15′)

PEDESTRIAN – 448 (10% increase since 15′)

MOTORCYCLE – 319 (13% decrease since 15′)

BIKE – 102 (2% increase since 15′)

OTHER – 107 ( 2% increase since 15′)



Demographics (Detailed)

There were 109,046 car occupant casualties of which were 68%(74,151) drivers and 32%(34,894) were passengers. 50%(54,523) were male.

There were 23,550 pedestrian casualties, 26% of which were children(6,123). 56% if which were male(13,188).
The highest of child fatalities (29%)(6,829) happened during school-leaving hours (3pm-5pm).

There were 18,477 cyclist casualties where 44%(8,129) occurred between 7-9am or 3-7pm and 81%(14,966) of the casualties were male.

There were 19,297 motorcyclist casualties, 91%(17,560) of which were male and 32%(6,175) were aged 17-24.

The number of child casualties in total were 15,976. 38%(6,070) of which were pedestrian and 58%(9,266) were male. The number of child deaths for the year of 2016 were in total 69(15 more death since 2015). 2,033 children were seriously injured in 2016.

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