This 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.
The recent trends in reported road casualties have been impacted by the national restrictions implemented from March 2020 onwards following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Alongside the release of the high-level trends, we have published a monthly breakdown investigating the impact of COVID-19 on reported road casualties.
Final statistics on reported road casualties in Great Britain for 2020 show that:
There were 1,460 reported road deaths, a decrease of 17% from 2019 which is not likely to represent an ongoing trend.
There were 115,584 casualties of all severities in 2020, down by 25% from 2019.
Casualties saw the greatest monthly percentage decrease of 68% in April 2020, compared to the 3-year average for 2017 to 2019.
The following documents are available:
Department for Transport September 2021