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Data on motorcyclist, pedal cyclist and pedestrian road accidents and casualties with analyses by demographic characteristics for 2020.

Main points

This chart shows the proportion of reported casualties by severity, 2020. There were 3,692 road casualties in 2020. Of these 2% were fatal, 20% were serious and 78% were slight.
  • In 2020 there were 3,692 road casualties reported by police forces in Wales; this is a 36% decrease compared to 2019.
  • 819 of the casualties were killed or seriously injured (KSI), a decrease of 31% compared with 2019.
  • 2,873 had slight injuries, 38% lower than the figure for 2019.
  • 72% of KSI casualties in 2020 were male.
  • There was a 37% decrease in child casualties (those aged under 16) and a 32% decrease in young people casualties (aged 16 to 24), compared with 2019.
  • Young people aged 16 to 24 are disproportionately more likely to be casualties in road accidents; they make up 11% of the population but 22% of all casualties.
  • When adjusting for distance travelled, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists were more likely to be casualties than car users.


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