Road accidents and safety statistics

Statistics and data about reported collisions and casualties on public roads in Great Britain.

Latest road casualty statistics

Annual road casualty statistics are published twice each year. Provisional results are published in May for the first release of key statistics, and final detailed statistics are released in September. In-year estimates, providing provisional figures for the first half of the year, are usually published in November.

Estimates of drink-drive collisions and casualties are published separately, now annually in July.

The latest publications are listed below. Previous annual, provisional and drink-drive road casualty statistics are available.

Explore road safety statistics

In addition to regular publications, we also produce summaries of road safety topics. You can also browse our Frequently Asked Questions.

Interactive road casualty dashboard: visualise casualty data.

Road safety data

Selected road safety data is available in spreadsheet tables and our data download tool. The full datasets can be downloaded as open data.

Road safety data download tool: download bespoke breakdowns of our data.

Road safety datasets: available on

International comparisons of road safety data are available from the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis group (IRTAD)

Surveys of seatbelt and mobile phone use are published occasionally, most recently for 2021.

About the road safety statistics data and reports

Claims management companies may ‘cold call’ people saying that they have records that you were in an accident. They claim to have got your information from the national road accident database or a governmental body. This is not correct. No government agency or department holds names, addresses or telephone numbers of people who have been in road traffic accidents.

If you have been contacted in such a way, it is most likely to be as a result of cold calling or random number dialling. If you are able to get a contact name and number for the company you can report them to the Claims Management Regulator.

Statistics on road safety in Great Britain are mostly based on personal-injury collisions reported to the police in the STATS19 data collection. Further information on STATS19, including strengths and limitations, can be found in the guidance below.

Most of the statistics published are National Statistics. Road casualty statistics were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in July 2009 and again in 2013 with a further compliance check in 2019.

Published 26 September 2013
Last updated 29 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. Statistics for year ending June 2023 added.

  2. 2022 reported road casualties Great Britain published

  3. 2021 drink-drive statistics published.

  4. 2022 provisional statistics added.

  5. 2022 mid-year statistics published

  6. 2021 final statistics published

  7. 2020 final drink-drive, 2021 seatbelt and mobile phone survey and linking police and fire data feasibility study publications added.

  8. 2021 provisional annual statistics published.

  9. Illegal alcohol levels provisional estimates for 2020 added.

  10. Provisional estimates for year ending June 2021 added

  11. Annual report 2020 and new factsheet and methodology pages added

  12. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels 2019 added. Collection page amended and updated.

  13. Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional results 2020 and new guidance pages added to the collection.

  14. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2019 added to collection

  15. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates: year ending June 2020 report added to collection.

  16. Reported road casualties Great Britain report for 2019 added to collection.

  17. Final estimates for illegal alcohol levels for the year 2018 added to collection.

  18. Reported road casualties provisional results for 2019 added to the collection.

  19. Drink-drive provisional estimates for the year 2018 release added to the drink-drive estimates section.

  20. Collection page updated for Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates year ending June 2019.

  21. Collection updated for 'Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2018'.

  22. Collection page updated for 'Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2017'.

  23. Added main results 2018 publication.

  24. New release published about personal injury drink drive accidents for the year 2017.

  25. New release published. Other road safety statistics group list updated to show the latest seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys for 2017.

  26. Collection updated.

  27. Text updated.

  28. New release published.

  29. New reported road casualties reports added.

  30. New release published.

  31. New release published.

  32. New release published.

  33. New releases published.

  34. Content for text and headings updated.

  35. New release published.

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  37. New releases published.

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  39. New releases published.

  40. 'Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2014' published.

  41. First published.