You can access information about Gloucestershire’s casualty statistics. Below you will find information on casualty data, why we collect the data and what it is used for.
Gloucestershire Road Casualty Data 2014 to 2017
We have created an interactive report below to show the Gloucestershire road casualty data from 2014 to 2017. The report shows how the data relates to one another and can be made full screen by clicking on the double ended arrow.
View our collision and camera map for details of collisions and camera sites on our road network.
Reported road casualties in Gloucestershire 2017 summary sheet
This summary sheet provides information on reported casualties in 2017 including:
- Totals of casualties
- Comparison of data with previous years
- Collision severities on different roads
- Fatal collision by mode of transport
Why do we collect road casualty data?
Gloucestershire County Council is recognised by the Department for Transport (DFT) as the local processing authority for road accident statistics.
This is a role performed on behalf of Gloucestershire Constabulary and it involves collecting from their officers, selected details of every injury accident they attend.
Each report is carefully checked using a computer-generated map of the county. Details like road type, road number and grid reference are especially important. The data is transferred to the Department for Transport to assist with the compilation of national road casualty statistics.
As a result, the team has access to a database dating back to 1983 and containing over 100,000 records, which can be used together with the computer mapping system to monitor risk, accident clusters and concentrations on the highway network.
What is the road casualty data used for?
In addition to identifying accident clusters and “hot spots”, the database can also be used to:
- Determine the nature and characteristics of accidents along routes
- Help prioritise spending on road improvement
- Ensure that proposals with road safety benefits receive priority consideration
- Identify speed related accident clusters where safety cameras may be beneficial
Change in reporting by the police
Please note that Gloucestershire Constabulary changed their method of reporting injury collisions in 2015 and as a result there has been an increase in the number of serious casualties in Gloucestershire.
The Department of Transport is investigating nationally the effect of this change. Until the results of the investigation is known the quarterly reporting of all killed and serious injury (KSI) figures should be viewed with caution.