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Police recorded road casualties

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  • Release date: 28 May 2014
  • Period covered: 2013
  • Next update: May 2015
An annual report that includes information on severity of injury and type of road user

Key points

  • During 2013 there were 5,895 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police in Wales, a fall of 1 per cent compared to 2012.
  • These accidents resulted in 8,335 casualties, 230 (3 per cent) fewer than in 2012.
  • Within this total: 111 people were killed on Welsh roads in 2013, some 18 (19 per cent) more than in 2012; 1,033 people were seriously injured in 2013, 92 (10 per cent) more than in 2012 and 7,191 people were slightly injured, a decrease of 340 (5 per cent) compared with 2012.

Following our consultation it has been decided to reduce the frequency of reports on road casualty data from quarterly to annually. Data will still be published by the Department for Transport.


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