Information on severity of injury and type of road user.

Key points

  • In 2017 there were 4,556 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police, a reduction of 365 on 2016 (7.4 per cent reduction).
  • These recorded accidents resulted in 6,202 casualties, which was 651 fewer than in 2016.

Within the 6,202 casualties:

  • 103 people were killed on Welsh Roads, which was the same as in 2016
  • 961 people were seriously injured, which was 44 fewer (4.4 per cent fewer) than in 2016
  • 5,138 people were slightly injured, which was 607 fewer (10.6 per cent fewer) than 2016.


Police recorded road accidents, 2017 (revised)
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