National Statistics

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: July to September 2013

Personal injury accident statistics in the year ending September 2013 on public roads in Great Britain.

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Reported road casualties in Great Britain: provisional estimates Jul to Sep Q3 2013

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Quarterly estimates: quarter 3 2013 tables

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The quarterly provisional estimates provides in-year estimates of personal injury road accidents and their casualties. These are published to allow emerging trends to be monitored between the publications of annual figures.

In reported road traffic accidents for the year ending September 2013:

  • 1,730 people were killed, a 2% drop from 1,761 in the year ending September 2012. The number of killed or seriously injured casualties fell to 23,380, a 6% decrease compared with the previous year
  • there were 184,010 reported road casualties of all severities, 7% fewer than the 197,700 for the year ending September 2012
  • the total reported child casualties of all severities fell by 11% to 15,730, compared with the previous year, with those killed or seriously injured down 15% to 1,990
  • motor vehicle traffic levels rose by 1.1% compared with the 12 month period ending September 2012. In comparison, the casualty rate per billion vehicle miles decreased by 7% for the same period, between July and September 2013

During July and September 2013:

  • 470 people were killed in reported road accidents, unchanged from the same period for 2012
  • serious and slightly injured casualties fell by 3% and 4% respectively. These figures resulted in an overall decrease in casualties of 3%

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Published 6 February 2014