Data on motorcyclist, pedal cyclist and pedestrian road accidents and casualties with analyses by demographic characteristics for 2021.
This is the latest release in the series: Reported road casualties
- In 2021 there were 4,348 road casualties reported by police forces in Wales, an increase of 17% compared to 2020 but a decrease of 25% compared to 2019. Of these casualties:
- 1,011 (23%) were killed or seriously injured (KSI), an increase of 23% compared with 2020 but a decrease of 15% compared to 2019.
- 3,337 (77%) had slight injuries, 16% more than the figure for 2020 but 28% less than the figure for 2019.
- Males were more likely than females to be casualties, accounting for 60% of all casualties and 69% of all people killed or seriously injured in Wales in 2021.
- Young people aged 16 to 24 are disproportionately more likely to be casualties in road accidents. They make up 11% of the population but accounted for 21% of all casualties in 2021.
- When adjusting for distance travelled, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists are more likely to be casualties than car users.
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