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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Recorded road accidents by severity and area
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[Collapse]Wales8,6392652,5122,77711,416
Wales[Collapse]North Wales police force1,739707608302,569
North Wales police forceIsle of Anglesey124117586210
Gwynedd31017175192502
Conwy30911140151460
Denbighshire28210122132414
Flintshire37714120134511
Wrexham3377128135472
[Collapse]Dyfed Powys police force2,234667498153,049
Dyfed Powys police forcePowys60227274301903
Ceredigion3491295107456
Pembrokeshire4799163172651
Carmarthenshire804182172351,039
[Collapse]South Wales police force3,392804945743,966
South Wales police forceSwansea62615106121747
Neath Port Talbot330115162392
Bridgend391114556447
The Vale of Glamorgan32884048376
Cardiff918161281441,062
Rhondda Cynon Taf6261596111737
Merthyr Tydfil17342832205
[Collapse]Gwent police force1,274495095581,832
Gwent police forceCaerphilly3588137145503
Blaenau Gwent13855358196
Torfaen15776269226
Monmouthshire19012116128318
Newport43117141158589

Metadata

Title

Accidents by severity, Welsh local authorities and police force areas

Last update

June 2021 June 2021

Next update

June 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Reported road accidents system, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.transport@gov.wales

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

Keywords

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

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

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2015 to 2020

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