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Pedestrian road casualties

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  • Release date: 2 July 2014
  • Period covered: 2013
  • Next update: 6 August 2015
An annual report which includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit, location of pedestrian when hit, type of vehicle involved and time of accident.

Key points

  • In 2013, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 260.
  • Since 1979, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured has dropped by 73 per cent.
  • Casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 792 in 2013 – a drop of some 60 per cent since 1979.
  • The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled just 63 in 2013, 19 per cent higher than the previous year but 83 per cent lower than in 1979.
  • Child pedestrian casualties account for around a quarter of all pedestrian casualties.
  • Around 1 in 5 of all child pedestrian casualties are reported to be school pupils on a journey to or from school.


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