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Reported road casualties Great Britain: provisional estimates Q1 2012

17 August 2012

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly Provisional Estimates is a series providing estimates of personal injury road accidents and their casualties. These estimates are published to allow emerging trends to be monitored between the publications of annual figures.

Key points

 • For reported road accidents in the year ending March 2012; 1,870 people were killed, a 1 per cent drop from the year ending March 2011 (1,881).

 • However the number of people killed or seriously injured rose to 25,210, a 1 per cent increase compared to the year ending March 2011 (24,849).

 • Overall for year ending March 2012; there were 202,980 reported road casualties (slight, serious injuries and fatalities), which is 3 per cent less than the year ending March 2011.

 • Total reported child casualties (ages 0-15) fell by 3 per cent, from 19,784 to 19,130 with those killed or seriously injured down 2 per cent (2,460), compared with the previous 12 month period.

 • Road injury accidents reported to the police fell by 2 per cent (to 150,810) while fatal accidents fell by less than 0.5 per cent (to 1,770) compared with the year ending March 2011 (at 1,774).

 • In comparison, motor vehicle traffic levels have risen by 0.6 per cent compared to the 12 month period ending March 2011.

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