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Pedal cyclist casualties

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  • Release date: 2 July 2014
  • Period covered: 2013
An annual report that includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit and time of accident.

Key points

  • The number of killed or seriously injured (KSI) cyclists peaked in 1984, then declined until 2000; since 2000 the numbers have fluctuated within a broad range between 61 and 84 casualties per year, but in 2011 this increased to 118 casualties. ¬†Numbers fell back to 84 in 2012 but rose again in 2013 to 100.
  • Men comprise the majority of pedal cyclist casualties, over the whole period from 2004 to 2013 they accounted for 86 per cent of all casualties.
  • The total number of child pedal cyclist casualties fell by 64 per cent between 2004 and 2013, from 203 in 2004 to 74 in 2013. ¬†Over the same period child KSI casualties fell from 23 to 16.
  • The proportion of all KSI pedal cyclist casualties that were children dropped from 35 per cent of all KSI casualties in 2004 to 16 per cent in 2013.


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