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Data on motorcyclist, pedal cyclist and pedestrian road accidents and casualties with analyses by demographic characteristics for 2020.

Main points

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This chart shows the proportion of reported casualties by severity, 2020. There were 3,692 road casualties in 2020. Of these 2% were fatal, 20% were serious and 78% were slight.
  • In 2020 there were 3,692 road casualties reported by police forces in Wales; this is a 36% decrease compared to 2019.
  • 819 of the casualties were killed or seriously injured (KSI), a decrease of 31% compared with 2019.
  • 2,873 had slight injuries, 38% lower than the figure for 2019.
  • 72% of KSI casualties in 2020 were male.
  • There was a 37% decrease in child casualties (those aged under 16) and a 32% decrease in young people casualties (aged 16 to 24), compared with 2019.
  • Young people aged 16 to 24 are disproportionately more likely to be casualties in road accidents; they make up 11% of the population but 22% of all casualties.
  • When adjusting for distance travelled, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists were more likely to be casualties than car users.

Reports

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