Data on severity of injury and type of road user for 2018.

Since this report was published we have identified a small number of fatal accidents that were missing from the police data provided to us. We are working to resolve this and will issue a revised report, headline and StatsWales tables as soon as the data are available.

There has been a long term fall in personal injury road accidents recorded by police forces in Wales.

Key points

  • In 2018 police forces in Wales recorded 4,215 road accidents involving personal injury, 333 fewer (7.3% lower) than in 2017.
  • These recorded accidents resulted in 5,759 casualties, 435 fewer than in 2017.
  • There has been a long term fall in personal injury road accidents recorded by police forces in Wales.
  • In recent years the number of accidents resulting in serious injury or fatalities has been relatively stable, with the overall decline in accidents accounted for by a continued fall in ‘slight’ injury accidents.

Within the 5,759 casualties:

  • 103 people were killed, 2 more (2.0% higher) than in 2017
  • 1,028 people were seriously injured, 69 higher (7.2% more) than in 2017.
  • 4,628 people were slightly injured, 506 fewer (19.4% fewer) than 2017.

Reports

Police recorded road accidents, 2018
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Contact

Ian Shipley

Tel: 0300 025 9528

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099