Vehicle thefts and road traffic accidents (502A/21)
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
Please find enclosed our response.
|Date||Number of vehicle thefts|
|Number of reported traffic accidents||2019||2020||2021|
|Number of casualties all severities||2019||2020||2021|
|Number of fatalities and serious injury||2019||2020||2021|
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:
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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