Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2013

  • Published: Department for Transport, September 2014
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 30 Dec 2014
  • Last Update: 30 Dec 2014
  • Format: pdf


Compilation of all reported casualty RTIs in Great Britain.


Reports from road RTIs reported to the police. It is accepted that there is likely to be a level of under-reporting, however, this remains the biggest single source of road casualty data in the UK.

Key Findings:

  • On urban roads, pedestrians account for around a third of KSIs, whereas on rural roads they account for around 10 per cent.

  • The majority of child KSI casualties are pedestrians, accounting for 69 per cent of the total in 2013.

  • 372 adult pedestrians were killed in 2013, 3,597 were seriously injured and 13,156 were slightly injured on British roads in 2013.

  • Compared with 2012, there was a 13 per cent fall in child pedestrian KSI casualties in 2013.

  • In 2013, adult pedestrian (age 16-59) deaths were 5% lower than in 2012 and 25% lower than their 2005/09 average.

  • In 2013, older adult pedestrian (age 60 and over) were 4% lower than in 2012 and 42% than their 2005/09 average.

  • The most common contributory factor attributed to pedestrian casualties was “pedestrian failed to look properly”, followed by “pedestrian careless, reckless or in a hurry” and “pedestrian failed to judge vehicle’s path or speed”.


The largest single source of UK data, results are designated National Statistics.