Statistics Of Road Accidents In The UK

By Lawswood Claims | 21 July 2019

Every country is trying to take the measures that will cause reduction in the road accidents but still car crashes are common in every country. Almost every country tries to collect the data for the accidents causes in a year in that country to analyze the number of accidents and their trend. Although every case is not reported but still the government institutes somehow estimate the number of accidents caused in the year. In this article, I will be trying to present you the statistics of the road accidents caused in some of the previous years in the UK.

Accidents in 2018:

According to the report obtained from the Department of Transport of Great Britain, there were total of 160,378 injuries during 2018, in which 133,112 people were slightly injured, which is 2% less as compared to the previous year. On the other hand, 25,482 people were seriously injured, that is 3% more than the number of persons who were seriously injured in 2017. Number of reported deaths in Great Britain during 2018 was 1,782. That was 1% less than the deaths in 2017.

Accidents in 2017:

According to the Department of Transport, 1,793 people died in 2017 as a result of road accidents that are almost similar to the previous year. There were total of 170,993 road accident injuries of all severities. These injuries decreased by 6% when compared with 2016. Total number of persons who seriously injured in road accidents in 2017 is 24,831, which is 3% more as compared to 2016. It has also been observed that 144,369 persons got minor injuries in road accidents which are 7% less than the previous year.

Accidents in 2016:

During 2016, there were 1,792 reported deaths in the UK that occurred in road accidents. This number shows an increase of 4% when compared with the number of deaths in road accidents of 2015. There were total of 179,592 persons injured in road accidents which have in fact declined by 3% as compared to the previous year. Out of total injured persons, 24,101 persons got serious injuries while 155,491 people were slightly injured. The report shows that the number of persons who were seriously injured has increased by 9% while the number of persons who received minor injuries has decreased by 4% as compared to 2015.

Accidents in 2015:

There were total of 1,732 people who died during an accident in the UK in 2015. This number shows the reduction of 2% in the death rate due to an accident as compared to the year 2014. Moreover, there were total of 186,209 persons who received injuries in a road accident during the year 2015, which shows the decrease of 4% when compared with the previous year. During this year, 22,137 people received serious injuries while the number of persons who got slightly injured is 162,340. Number of persons who were seriously injured in a road accident has been decreased by 3% when compared with the previous year while the number of persons who received minor injuries has been decreased by 4%.

Accidents in 2014:

There were total of 1,775 reported deaths in the UK during 2014, caused by the road accidents. This number increased by 4% as compared to the 2013. Total number of persons who got injured in road accidents during 2014 was 194,477, which is 6% more than the total number of persons injured in road accidents during 2013. Out of those total injured persons, there were 22,807 people who received serious injuries while number of persons who received minor injuries in road accidents is 169,895. Number of persons who received serious injuries in road accidents during 2014 has been increased by 5%, while the number of persons who received minor injuries in accidents has also been increased by 6%.

These were the statistics of injuries and deaths caused by Road Accidents in the UK for past 5 years, from 2014 to 2018. These statistics also show the rate of change in deaths and injuries for each year as compared to its previous year. There are a number of reasons behind these accidents; some of the reasons have been mentioned in the article named as “Road Accidents and Their Causes”. Go through this article to know about some of the most prominent reasons that are the cause of accidents in the UK.

Statistics of Road Accidents occured in last few years

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