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Police recorded road accidents

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  • Release date: 29 June 2017
  • Period covered: 2016
An annual report that includes information on severity of injury and type of road user.

Key points

  • In 2016 there were 4,921 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police, a reduction of 622 on 2015 (11% reduction).
  • These recorded accidents resulted in 6,853 casualties, which was 829 fewer than in 2015.
Within the 6,853 casualties:
  • 103 people were killed on Welsh Roads, which was 2 fewer than in 2015.
  • 1,005 people were seriously injured, which was 76 fewer (7 per cent fewer) than in 2015.
  • 5,745 people were slightly injured, which was 751 fewer (12 per cent fewer) than 2015.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6960
Email: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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