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Vehicle thefts and road traffic accidents (502A/21)

Request

Could I have monthly figures from March 2019 to February 2021 (or if it’s easier total figures for 12 month period March 19 to Feb 20 and then the same for March 20 to Feb 21), for the following:

1/ The number of vehicle thefts

2/ The number of reported traffic accidents

3/ The number of casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents

4/ The number of fatalities in reported road traffic accidents

5/ The total number of serious injuries in reported road traffic accidents

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Date Number of  vehicle thefts
2019  
Mar 854
Apr 695
May 725
Jun 747
Jul 740
Aug 730
Sep 776
Oct 783
Nov 689
Dec 693
2020  
Jan 863
Feb 795
Mar 774
Apr 518
May 510
Jun 575
Jul 616
Aug 682
Sep 814
Oct 777
Nov 777
Dec 677
2021  
Jan 713
Feb 657
Grand Total 17180

 

Number of reported traffic accidents 2019 2020 2021
Jan   672 342
Feb 610 194
Mar 675 315 77
Apr 611 165  
May 643 300
Jun 663 286
Jul 669 366
Aug 566 579
Sep 677 583
Oct 726 670
Nov 768 670
Dec 750 579

 

Number of casualties all severities 2019 2020 2021
Jan   1063 541
Feb 1109 321
Mar 1245 484 121
Apr 1089 266  
May 500 538
Jun 895 508
Jul 1192 644
Aug 1002 1071
Sep 1177 995
Oct 1272 1119
Nov 1242 1153
Dec 1270 935

 

 

Number of fatalities and serious injury 2019 2020 2021
Injury Type Fatal Serious Fatal Serious Fatal Serious
Jan   9 16 8 10
Feb 3 6 6 4
Mar 8 7 6 15 1 6
Apr 11 2 6 7  
May 10 10 3 6
Jun 1 19 1 12
Jul 0 13 5 3
Aug 10 13 5 10
Sep 4 13 2 21
Oct 4 19 9 12
Nov 8 17 18 24
Dec 13 1 7 10

 

Please note that the above fatal / serious injury data is based on the most severe casualty injury. For example where there was one collision with four casualties this is the most severe injury. Also in relation to the “serious” injury we record this is the following way:

Less serious

Moderately Serious

Very Serious

For the purposes of the table above the serious column data only includes the very serious collisions.

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.

I would also mention that although we aim to provide data where asked, however sending multiple / overlapping requests can place an administrative burden on the Force to process, locate and retrieve the data. It is important to note that requests of the same /similar nature can be aggregated for cost purposes as well considering the burden.

 

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