This release gives an overview and commentary of reported road casualties in 2019. It provides the number of personal injury road traffic accidents in Great Britain that were reported by the police in 2019 using the STATS19 reporting system. It also includes the number of people killed or injured in these accidents and which road user group they were in. This is the first release of provisional headline accident and casualty figures for 2019, which will be followed by the final publication in September (Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2019).
There were 1,748 reported road deaths in 2019, similar to the level seen since 2012, which follows a period of substantial reduction in fatalities from 2006 to 2010.
• There were 25,975 serious injuries in road traffic accidents reported to the police in 2019. However, comparison of this figure with earlier years should be interpreted with caution due to changes in systems for severity reporting by some police forces. The report contains further information and an estimate adjusted to account for this discontinuity. • There was a total of 153,315 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents in 2019. This is 5% lower than in 2018 and is the lowest level since 1979 when this statistical series with current definitions and detail began. • Accounting for change in traffic, the rate of fatalities per billion vehicle miles has fallen by 2% from 5.38 in 2018 to 5.25 fatalities per billion vehicle miles in 2019.
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