Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2020

Organisation: Department for Transport (DfT)
Date of Publication: October 2021
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 5 October 2021

This statistical release provides the number of personal injury road traffic accidents in Great Britain that were reported by the police in 2020 using the STATS19 reporting system. It also includes the number of people killed or injured in these accidents and which road user group they were in.

Headline figures include:

  • An estimated 1,460 reported road deaths in 2020 which includes a total of 4 months of national lockdown (April to June and November)
  • An estimated 23,529 killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties in 2020, a decrease of 22% compared to the same period in 2019
  • 115,584 casualties of all severities in 2020, down by 25% from 2019
  • The reduction in road traffic followed a similar trend in the same period and decreased by 21%
  • Pedal cyclist casualty rates per billion vehicle miles saw the greatest percentage decrease (34%) compared to all other road user types

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