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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Killed or Seriously Injured road accidents by area and year
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[Collapse]Wales1,4711,4361,3551,3151,3531,3021,1051,1501,1671,1911,0619511,0829061,0001,1011,031975
Wales[Collapse]North Wales police force375333301271305295201228282359313276326287310361296270
North Wales police forceIsle of Anglesey293225283118282626284326313024362523
Gwynedd817271707466405258896468757161825659
Conwy524636444453314257545042455160605854
Denbighshire585859324749213151473745524249544841
Flintshire885357545958534058927360725266714647
Wrexham677253435051283732494635514150586346
[Collapse]Dyfed Powys police force481460466424441408322324310301295275314280248282309301
Dyfed Powys police forcePowys14415616913315013012010810610410210112210087115115107
Ceredigion815366607368505445354542543232404536
Pembrokeshire1059694959380627878836754585141496162
Carmarthenshire151155137136125130908481798178809788788896
[Collapse]South Wales police force342390347378413395391428381342310286304236285331330305
South Wales police forceSwansea445857596464848975716862664862665658
Neath Port Talbot485045534527476156454040332931383831
Bridgend354129324447484640463523442329324045
The Vale of Glamorgan333135415448253836403921242329393129
Cardiff102103949279841039990716774725060829473
Rhondda Cynon Taf66897790106117728165544647524561505459
Merthyr Tydfil14181011218121419151519131813241710
[Collapse]Gwent police force2732532412421942041911701941891431141381031571279699
Gwent police forceCaerphilly747069564553614961523631303142263221
Blaenau Gwent31382320181621272825171416121612513
Torfaen3023283521202524231320161592119417
Monmouthshire647259756966564429472725412333281921
Newport745062564149282653524328362845423627

Metadata

Title
Accidents by severity, Welsh local authorities and police force areas

Last update
29 June 2017 29 June 2017

Next update
June 2018

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Reported road accidents system, Welsh Government

Contact email
stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

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
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
Annual

Data reference periods
1999 to 2016

Revisions information
Between April 2012 and the beginning of 2013, South Wales Police made changes to their procedures for recording this data which led to a lower number of slight and serious casualties being recorded than would have been the case in previous and subsequent years. This means that the comparison of 2013 with 2012 overstates the change in slight and serious casualties. This issue does not affect the measure of road traffic fatalities.

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

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