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Road safety statistics

We continually monitor personal injury road traffic crash information supplied by Kent Police. The crash data is checked and recorded onto a database for analysis to help identify patterns and common causes leading up to the incident.

Personal injury collisions are categorised by severity:

  • Fatal - a crash resulting in a death
  • Serious - detention in hospital, includes paralysis, fractures and severe lacerations
  • Slight - includes whiplash, sprains and minor lacerations.

The table of data and graphs below, summarise the Road Traffic Crash statistics in Medway from 1994 to 2012 and includes killed or seriously injured (KSI), slight and total casualties:

Year KSI casualties Slight casualties Total casualties
1994 165 792 957
1995 144 873 1017
1996 151 909 1060
1997 126 876 1002
1998 147 1106 1253
1999 117 903 1020
2000 98 784 882
2001 91 736 827
2002 106 785 891
2003 96 778 874
2004 96 729 825
2005 90 754 844
2006 80 695 775
2007 79 690 769
2008 81 672 753
2009 73 750 823
2010 59 633 692
2011 64 766 830
2012 51 774 825
2013 56 767 823

As you can see from the above, the number of road casualties occurring on Medway's roads have been reduced over the last 10 years.

Further information

Local residents and academic institutions can request accident data free of charge, but consultants and professional bodies are charged for this service. Note the Data Protection Act 1998 limits the level of detail the public can receive.