Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 Annual report

  • Published: Department for Transport (DfT), 2015
  • Authors: Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Date Added: 09 Oct 2015
  • Last Update: 09 Oct 2015
  • Format: pdf


This report delivers statistics relating to all RTIs reported to the police in Great Britain in 2014.


Statistics are compiled from the STATS19 database of RTIs i.e. police reported RTIs.

Key Findings

  • The majority of child KSI casualties are pedestrians, accounting for 66 per cent of the total in 2014.

  • Compared with 2013, there was a 12 per cent increase in child pedestrian deaths, and a 1% increase in injuries in 2014.

  • 3,949 children aged 0-11 years old were pedestrian casualties in 2014.

  • 385 children aged 4 -11 years old were killed or seriously injured (KSI) on journeys made during term time and in the hours in which children may be expected to be making a journey to or from school.

  • Child pedestrian fatalities rose by 12% to 29 in 2014, but remained well below the 2005/09 figure; the 2014 figure was 58% lower than the 2005-09 average.


The national road casualty statistics remain the single largest source of RTI data and provide a valuable time series. It includes contributory factors, which give a qualitative indication of the factors that led to the incident, including behavioural and environmental factors.