Statistical Bulletin - Road Safety 2013
An annual report which show trends in the number and severity of casualties and shows the circumstances associated with the accidents that resulted in these casualties.
- In 2013 there were a total of 8,335 reported casualties of all severities, 2.7 per cent lower compared with 2012.
- Within this total:
- 111 people were killed, 19 per cent more than in 2012
- 1,033 people were seriously injured, 10 per cent more than 2012
- 7,191 people were slightly injured, 5 per cent less than 2012.
Pedestrian Road Casualties, Wales, 2013
An annual report which includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit, location of pedestrian when hit, type of vehicle involved and time of accident.
- In 2013, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 260.
- Since 1979, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured has dropped by 73 per cent.
- Casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 792 in 2013 – a drop of some 60 per cent since 1979.
- The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled just 63 in 2013, 19 per cent higher than the previous year but 83 per cent lower than in 1979.
- Child pedestrian casualties account for around a quarter of all pedestrian casualties.
- Around 1 in 5 of all child pedestrian casualties are reported to be school pupils on a journey to or from school.
Pedal Cyclist Casualties, Wales, 2013
An annual report that includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit and time of accident.
- The number of killed or seriously injured (KSI) cyclists peaked in 1984, then declined until 2000; since 2000 the numbers have fluctuated within a broad range between 61 and 84 casualties per year, but in 2011 this increased to 118 casualties. Numbers fell back to 84 in 2012 but rose again in 2013 to 100.
- Men comprise the majority of pedal cyclist casualties, over the whole period from 2004 to 2013 they accounted for 86 per cent of all casualties.
- The total number of child pedal cyclist casualties fell by 64 per cent between 2004 and 2013, from 203 in 2004 to 74 in 2013. Over the same period child KSI casualties fell from 23 to 16.
- The proportion of all KSI pedal cyclist casualties that were children dropped from 35 per cent of all KSI casualties in 2004 to 16 per cent in 2013.
Motorcycle User Casualties, Wales, 2013
A report which includes information on the risks of motorcycling, bike engine capacity, time of accidents, local conditions and casualties by age, gender, junction location and local authority area.
- In 2013, there were 17 motorcyclist fatalities on Welsh roads. This is the lowest figure since Welsh records began in 1979.
- In 2013, there were 229 seriously injured motorcyclist casualties, giving the total number killed or seriously injured (KSI) at 246 casualties during the year.
- There were 439 slightly injured motorcyclist casualties; this figure was higher than the number of slight casualties in each year since 2009.
Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2013
The latest National Statistics produced by the Welsh Government were released on 28 May 2014 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
UK Statistics Authority websiteStatistics include data for Wales for the period up to the end of December 2013. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 29 May 2013.
The key points from the latest release are:
- During 2013 there were 5,895 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police in Wales, a fall of 1 per cent compared to 2012.
- These accidents resulted in 8,335 casualties, 230 (3 per cent) fewer than in 2012. Within this total:
- 111 people were killed on Welsh roads in 2013, some 18 (19 per cent) more than in 2012;
- 1,033 people were seriously injured in 2013, 92 (10 per cent) more than in 2012
- 7,191 people were slightly injured, a decrease of 340 (5 per cent) compared with 2012.