This chapter of Transport Statistics Great Britain presents statistics on road and rail accidents and casualties.

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Transport accidents and casualties

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Transport accidents and casualties and XLS tables

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This chapter of Transport Statistics Great Britain presents statistics on road and rail accidents and casualties.

Key points

  • In 2010, there were a total of 208,648 reported road casualties of all severities, 39% lower than in 1990.
  • A total of 1,850 people were killed, 65% lower than in 1990, 22,660 were seriously injured (down 63%) and 184,138 were slightly injured (down 33%). Between 1990 and 2010 traffic grew by 20% .
  • There were 206,850 casualties (slight injuries, serious injuries and fatalities), 5% less than the year ending June 2010.
  • Excluding suicides, in 2010/11 there were 40 fatalities on the National Rail network, a 43% fall from 2009/10 when there were 70. This reduction is mainly due to a large fall in the number of trespassers killed, 27 of whom were killed in 2010/11 compared to 50 the year before. There were also 8 passenger fatalities, 1 member of the workforce and 4 members of the public (excluding trespassers).
  • Excluding attempted suicides, there were 395 major injuries in 2010/11 compared to 396 the previous year. This number has fallen by 21% since 2001/02. Overall casualties rose by 2% from 12,585 in 2009/10 to 12,841 in 2010/11, although this follows six consecutive years of falls. Passenger kilometres rose by 6% from 2009/10 to 2010/11, and have risen by 38% since 2001/02.

Information on aviation accidents can be found in the Aviation chapter.

Technical information

Information on transport accident statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here

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