Road casualty report summary 2017

Key points

The 2016 Road casualty report provides a concise overview of Suffolk’s road casualty statistics, based on local STATS19 data provided Suffolk County Council over the five‐year period between 2012 and 2016 inclusive.

The analysis in this report is summarised in an interactive online dashboard, providing access to the trends,
comparisons and maps included in this document. The following is a summary of the main findings:

  • Ipswich has higher rates of both resident casualties and resident collision involved drivers per head of population than any other district.
  • St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath have markedly lower rates of resident casualty and driver collision involvement than other districts.
  • Suffolk residents aged 16 to 24 are more over represented among casualties compared to population than the same age group nationally.
  • Mile for mile, Suffolk’s collision rate is 10% lower than Britain overall.
  • In 2016, collisions increased to a level comparable to 2013.
  • The percentage of KSI collisions increased in 2016 compared to the preceding three years, to a level comparable to 2012. However, this trend was less marked for rural non built‐up roads.
  • The number of young drivers involved in collisions increased in 2016 similarly to the all collisions trend.
  • The number of collisions where the scene was attended by a police officer fell from 87% over the preceding four years to 66% in 2016.
  • Collisions on non built‐up urban roads have increased since 2015, but absolute numbers remain small.
  • Killed and seriously injured pedal cyclists rose to the highest level since 2012.  Further analysis of pedal cycling in Suffolk will be included in the full version of this report, and in included in the dashboard.




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