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Data on motorcyclist, pedal cyclist and pedestrian road accidents and casualties with analyses by demographic characteristics for 2022.

This report was revised on 11 October 2023, after initial publication on 24 May 2023. The revision was due to the late submission of 2022 data from one police force. Statistics throughout the release are affected (South Wales Police and Wales). Changes have been marked with an (r). The number of road casualties reported increased from 4,442 to 4,447. The trends in the report have not changed.

Main points

Figure 1: Proportion of reported road casualties by severity, 2022 (revised)


Description of Figure 1: This pie chart shows the proportion of reported casualties by severity, 2022. There were 4,447(r) road casualties in 2022. Of these 2% were fatal, 21% were serious and 77% were slight.

Source: Road collision statistics, Welsh Government

  • In 2022 there were 4,447(r) road casualties reported by police forces in Wales, an increase of 2% compared to 2021 but a decrease of 24% compared to 2019. Of these casualties 1,016(r) (23%) were killed or seriously injured (KSI), a similar number to 2021 but a decrease of 15% compared to 2019; 3,431(r) (77%) had slight injuries, 3% more than 2021 but 26% fewer than 2019.
  • Males were more likely than females to be casualties, accounting for 60% of all casualties and 67% of all people killed or seriously injured in Wales in 2022.
  • Young people aged 16 to 24 are disproportionately more likely to be casualties in road collisions. They make up 11% of the population but accounted for 22% of all casualties in 2022.
  • When adjusting for distance travelled, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists are more likely to be casualties than car users.

(r) Revised on 11 October 2023 


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