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Where can I find more details on national statistics?

Posted on 7 October 2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) publish an annual report called ‘Reported road casualties Great Britain’ which is a very detailed document with data tables relating to collisions and resulting casualties. The report is released every Autumn, the latest reports can be found here.

I have seen a collision on your map that isn’t showing on the national map

Posted on 7 October 2016

It’s most likely because it was previously incorrectly plotted and we have since corrected the location, but the national map has not been subsequently updated because they are fed by national DfT data which is locked down once they have signed off with every local authority each year. (For more info on this signing off […]

Where can I see collisions recorded outside of the Devon County Council area?

Posted on 7 October 2016

Here is a national collision map available via www.collisionmap.uk

Where can I find more information on what the Police have recorded?

Posted on 7 October 2016

You can contact the Police direct for collision related information, for more details please see their website.

Why do published collision numbers differ between the Police and the County Councils or Local Authorities?

Posted on 7 October 2016

Although Devon County Council follow the Department for Transports Stats19 and Stats20 guidance relating to which collisions should be included or excluded within collision databases, the Police will keep hold of additional records so their statistics are likely to be higher. The additional collision/casualty figures tend to come from these types of collisions that we […]

In what exact circumstances would a collision not be recorded?

Posted on 7 October 2016

The DfT guidance document that relates to completion of road accident reports is called Stats20. Firstly it states that ” All road accidents involving human death or personal injury occurring on the Highway (‘road’ in Scotland) and notified to the police within 30 days of occurrence, and in which one or more vehicles are involved, […]

A collision I know about is showing up on the map in the wrong location

Posted on 7 October 2016

Please let us know via collisiondata@devon.gov.uk. We are happy to query the collision location with the Police who initially plot the collision locations, and can correct our database independently.

I’m sure someone was killed in a collision at a certain location, but it looks like it’s recorded as a ‘serious’ collision. Why would this be?

Posted on 7 October 2016

It might be because death occurred more than 30 days after the collision occurred. If this was the case then the Department for Transport state that the casualty severity should be described as ‘Serious’.

What are the differences between collisions and casualties?

Posted on 7 October 2016

A collision refers to the incident itself. The incident can involve any number of vehicles and people. This data only includes collisions where a person / people were injured. Casualties are the people themselves who are injured in the collisions. These numbers can be higher than collision numbers as a single collision can result in […]

What are the differences between a “serious” and “slight” injury/casualty?

Posted on 7 October 2016

The Department for Transport provide example of serious and slight casualties: Examples of ‘Serious’ injury are: Fracture Internal injury Severe cuts Crushing Burns (excluding friction burns) Concussion Severe general shock requiring hospital treatment Detention in hospital as an in-patient, either immediately or later Injuries to casualties who die 30 or more days after the accident […]

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