DfT publishes Road Casualty Report 2022 data
UK Government Statistics | May 2023
Department for Transport publishes latest national statistics report: Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional results 2022.
In reported road collisions in Great Britain in 2022 there were an estimated:
- 1,695 fatalities, a decline of 3% compared to 2019.
- 29,795 killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties, a decline of 3% compared to 2019.
- 136,002 casualties of all severities, a decline of 11% compared to 2019.
Considering the different road user types and demographics, the statistics show:
- The road user type with the biggest estimated percentage change for 2022 compared to 2019 for fatalities was pedestrians, which showed a decline of 20%.
- Of the 4 main road user types, car occupants had the biggest estimated percentage change for 2022 compared to 2019 for all casualties, which showed a decline of 16%.
- In 2022, 75% of fatalities and 62% of casualties of all severities were male.
Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Recent trends in reported road casualties have begun to normalise after the national restrictions implemented from March 2020 onwards following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including periods of lockdown during 2021. Although there were no lockdowns in 2022, comparisons to periods which included the restrictions are affected. For this reason, this publication compares estimates for 2022 with those for 2019, which is the most recent equivalent pre-pandemic year.
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