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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Casualties by Police Force, Local authority, Type of vehicle, hit and run, severity
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[Collapse]Total992(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,0791,1771,200(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.4,448(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.968(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,138(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,2609824,348
TotalHit and Run[Collapse]Total Welsh PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.512330711753438(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.3744153
Total Welsh PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.[Collapse]Dyfed-Powys PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.1464184273131336
Dyfed-Powys PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.Powys312410216312
Ceredigion31.The data item is not applicable37122510
Pembrokeshire44.The data item is not applicable513.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable33
Carmarthenshire4.The data item is not applicable26124.The data item is not applicable5211
[Collapse]Gwent Police76101336121461042
Gwent PoliceCaerphilly2113746.The data item is not applicable111
Blaenau Gwent22.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable432128
Torfaen2.The data item is not applicable3.The data item is not applicable524.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable6
Monmouthshire.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable2.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11
Newport1251018325616
[Collapse]North Wales Police1861219551111(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.4733
North Wales PoliceIsle of Anglesey.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable2
Gwynedd71111014.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable5
Conwy11441012137
Denbighshire311611(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.32(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.229
Flintshire31421042.The data item is not applicable17
Wrexham42161311.The data item is not applicable13
[Collapse]South Wales Police12542142410141442
South Wales PoliceSwansea21.The data item is not applicable58.The data item is not applicable2439
Neath Port Talbot.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable1214
Bridgend3.The data item is not applicable137.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Vale of Glamorgan1.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable2.The data item is not applicable12.The data item is not applicable3
Cardiff32.The data item is not applicable101543.The data item is not applicable815
Rhondda Cynon Taf32139.The data item is not applicable35210
Merthyr Tydfil.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable1
Non-stop vehicle, not hit[Collapse]Total Welsh PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata..The data item is not applicable3.The data item is not applicable25416617
Total Welsh PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.[Collapse]Dyfed-Powys PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable337
Dyfed-Powys PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.Powys.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Ceredigion.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11
Pembrokeshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable112
Carmarthenshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable214
[Collapse]Gwent Police.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable2
Gwent PoliceCaerphilly.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Blaenau Gwent.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Torfaen.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Monmouthshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Newport.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable2
[Collapse]North Wales Police.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable122.The data item is not applicable136
North Wales PoliceIsle of Anglesey.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Gwynedd.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1
Conwy.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11
Denbighshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Flintshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1
Wrexham.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable123
[Collapse]South Wales Police.The data item is not applicable2.The data item is not applicable13.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable2
South Wales PoliceSwansea.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Neath Port Talbot.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Bridgend.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Vale of Glamorgan.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Cardiff.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Rhondda Cynon Taf.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable2
Merthyr Tydfil.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other[Collapse]Total Welsh PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.941(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,0531,1471,127(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.4,268(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.930(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,099(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,2179324,178
Total Welsh PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.[Collapse]Dyfed-Powys PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.2783513653591,3532953574063111,369
Dyfed-Powys PoliceIt is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than usual, and fewer as slight due to the introduction of an injury based reporting system. This is explained fully in the metadata.Powys8113612810645170115155104444
Ceredigion4233615318942746054230
Pembrokeshire7393718832575648354276
Carmarthenshire828910511238810810410899419
[Collapse]Gwent Police166(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.157185207(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.715166142161141610
Gwent PoliceCaerphilly5131625119543444740174
Blaenau Gwent2917141777814121650
Torfaen23(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.201932(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.9430272919105
Monmouthshire1437403212340243725126
Newport4952507522645333641155
[Collapse]North Wales Police217300291190998(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.178(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.289(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.318204989
North Wales PoliceIsle of Anglesey102023962(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.16(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.21(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.17761
Gwynedd35667237210(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.2466(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.5940189
Conwy42645339198(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.3434(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.4431143
Denbighshire45424533165(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.24(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.63(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6432183
Flintshire33655235185(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.49(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.55(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.9354251
Wrexham52434637178(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.31(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.50(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.4140162
[Collapse]South Wales Police2802453063711,2022913113322761,210
South Wales PoliceSwansea433733501634651(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6232191
Neath Port Talbot26182937110(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.2127(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.2743118
Bridgend3528284213336332119109
Vale of Glamorgan283029411282235(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.3624117
Cardiff9166961043579381(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.9577346
Rhondda Cynon Taf51586882259(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6161(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.7670268
Merthyr Tydfil682315521223151161

Metadata

Title

The number of casualties by hit and run, type of vehicle, severity, area and date

Last update

June 2024 June 2024

Next update

May 2025 (Provisional)


Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Reported road accidents system, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.transport@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The statistics refer to casualties resulting from personal injury accidents on public roads reported to the police and forwarded to the Welsh Government. Road Accident Data contains details of the accident, the number of vehicles involved and information on casualties.
Accident data contains: the description and location, the number of casualties and vehicles, severity of accident, type of road and contributory factors.
Vehicle description: includes details of vehicle type, age of driver/rider.
Casualty description: provides details of the severity of casualty, casualty class and age.
The Data Dictionary provides a detailed breakdown description of the variables that are included in all three categories.


Data collection and calculation

On 15th May 2023, Dyfed Powys police force adopted an injury based reporting system (IBRS) for reporting police recorded road collisions. Data are collected using the CRaSH (Collision Reporting and Sharing), where the attending police officer records all injuries for the casualty. The injuries are then automatically classified as a severity level of either ‘slight’ to ‘serious’ and the most serious severity is used to identify the casualty severity level. The other three police forces in Wales continue to use a non-injury based reporting system where police officers use their judgement and guidance to determine directly the severity of a casualty (fatal, serious or slight).
Most police forces in England, as well as Police Scotland use the CRaSH system, and some have done for several years. The introduction of IBRS has led to a change in the reported severity of some road casualties (it’s possible for some casualties that would be categorised as ‘slight’ on non injury based reporting systems to be recorded as ‘serious’ in injury based reporting systems). Analysis undertaken by the Department of Transport suggests that switching to IBRS adds between 5% and 15% to the Great Britain total for ‘serious’ injuries, and reduces the number of ‘slight’ injuries. The total number of collisions and casualties are unaffected.
We have not adjusted any figures to take these changes into account. The collision and casualty severities published are as reported by police forces. It is likely that from Q2 2023 onwards, more collisions in Dyfed Powys will be reported as serious than previously, and fewer as slight. This may also impact the total number of serious and slight collisions across Wales. The total number of collisions and casualties are unaffected. As we get more data from Dyfed Powys we will review the need to produce an adjustment, and will continue to keep users informed of this change.

On the 17th September 2023, the default speed limit on restricted roads in Wales was changed from 30mph to 20mph. These changes will affect most 30mph roads, but not all. It is therefore likely that an increased number of collisions and casualties on roads with a 20mph speed limit will be observed from this point, and a decrease in collisions and casualties on roads with a 30mph speed limit, reflecting the total road length of these speed limits. Data can be volatile and conclusions should not be drawn from data over a short period of time.

The police compile statistical data about road traffic accidents and casualties (called Stats19 data) for the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport (DfT). This follows police attendance at accidents that involve any personal injury, together with members of the public reporting personal injury accidents directly to the police. The figures are based on information available to the Welsh Government 14 weeks after the end of the latest quarter. The Stats19 data are a set of numeric and alphabet characters.
A casualty is defined as, a person killed or injured in an accident. One accident may give rise to several casualties. Casualties and accidents are subdivided into killed, seriously injured and slightly injured categories.
Casualties reported as killed include only those cases where death occurs in less than 30 days as a result of the accident. They do not include those who died as a result of natural causes (e.g. heart attack) rather than as a result of the accident, nor do they include confirmed suicides.
The classification of each accident is the most seriously injured casualty. For example if there are 5 casualties but only 1 fatality, the accident is classed as a fatal.


Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2015 to 2023

Users, uses and context

There are a variety of organisations that use the Welsh road traffic accident and casualty data. The Welsh Government uses road traffic accident and casualty data to help set road safety policy. It is also used for performance indicators, both for the Welsh Government’s Transport Strategy and for some Health Performance indicators. They are also component indicators in the Welsh Government’s Child Poverty and Sustainable Development indicators.
Other users include Highway Authorities (on behalf of the Welsh Government, which is responsible for the motorway and trunk road network) and Local Authorities (which are responsible for other roads in Wales). Other bodies involved in road safety include the Safety Camera Partnership, Trunk Road Agents, and Police & Community Safety Partnerships.

Statistical quality

The figures shown may change in future if there are late amendments. Similarly, the figures for earlier years may differ from those previously published. The figures cover only road accidents reported to the police involving personal injury.
This data is obtained from administrative sources and thus may be affected by changes in procedures within those systems.
There is some possibility of under-reporting and under-recording as well as for the misclassification of accidents though these are minimised by local authorities and the Welsh Government conducting a number of data validations. For example, Welsh Government data analysts may query the location of an accident with a police force when the grid reference of an accident is in a different local authority to the one specified in the data return. These issues are discussed in more detail in a Statistical Article ‘Quality Report for Welsh Road Casualties’.
This article also summarises the sources and methods used to compile the road accident and casualty figures for Wales. It also reviews the quality of the resulting figures in terms of the six dimensions of statistical quality of the European Statistical System. The aim is to provide background information about road casualty statistics for Wales in a single document for all users of the published statistics. It is available from the following link:
http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/police-recorded-road-casualties/quality-report

Minor revisions to 2022 data were made on 27th September 2023 due to the late submission of data from one police force.


Keywords

Transport Road Accidents Collisions Fatal Killed Serious Slight Police Police-recorded