The report focuses on motorcyclist, pedal cyclist and pedestrian road accidents and casualties with analyses by demographic characteristics for 2017.
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There was a 9.6% fall in reported casualties on Welsh roads in 2017.
- There were 6,194 road casualties reported by Police forces in Wales.
- 1,060 of the casualties were killed or seriously injured, a fall of 4.3% compared with 2016.
- 5,134 had ‘slight’ injuries’, 10.6% lower than the figure for 2016.
- 57% of the casualties in 2017 were male.
When adjusting for distance travelled, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists are significantly more likely than car users to be casualties.
- 2017 saw the lowest number of motorcycle casualties since comparable records began, with 595 casualties.
- There were 446 pedal cyclist casualties in 2017, the same as in 2016.
There has been a longstanding downward trend in pedestrian casualties. In 2017 11.9% of all casualties were pedestrians.
- There were 734 pedestrian casualties, a fall of 7% compared with 2016.
Child and young person casualties have fallen.
- There was a 15% decrease in child casualties (aged under 16) and a 16% fall in young person casualties (aged 16-24), compared with 2016.
- Young people are disproportionally likely to be casualties in road accidents. They make up 11% of the population but 22% of all casualties.
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