RTCs involving cyclists (8897/19)

Request

I am getting in touch as I wanted to request data showing the number of road accidents that involved cyclists in the West Midlands. If possible, I’d like to see the number of road accidents involving cyclists for the past five years, but I understand this might not be possible so data for 2018 will be also very much appreciated.

Response

Please find our response below.

The below data represents the number of collisions recorded where ‘pedal cycle’ is listed in the ‘Type of Vehicle’ field.

Year Count of collisions
2015 104
2016 677
2017 698
2018 607
2019* 142
Grand Total 2,228

*As at 24/05/19

NB Our current collision recording system was implemented in October 2015, therefore there will not be many collisions recorded on this system prior to this date

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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