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Roads: Accidents

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 209379, tabled on 16 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many serious road traffic accidents there were in (a) the UK, (b) London, (c) Borough of Lewisham and (d) Borough of Bromley in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

23 January 2019

The table below provides the number of serious reported personal injury road accidents in Great Britain, London, Borough of Lewisham and Borough of Bromley between 2007 and 2017.

Please note that the number of serious accidents provided is as reported by the police. Since 2016, changes in severity reporting systems for a large number of police forces mean that serious injury figures are not comparable with earlier years. In particular figures for London in 2017, and to a lesser extent 2016, are impacted by the Metropolitan Police Service changing system in November 2016.

Serious reported road accidents, 2007 to 2017

Year

Great Britain

London

Borough of Lewisham

Borough of Bromley

2007

24,322

3,268

111

121

2008

23,121

3,061

106

104

2009

21,997

2,828

99

107

2010

20,440

2,627

100

80

2011

20,986

2,550

99

69

2012

20,901

2,793

96

78

2013

19,624

2,112

57

61

2014

20,676

1,979

56

46

2015

20,038

1,882

50

64

2016

21,725

2,291

63

80

2017

22,534

3,622

110

102

Source: DfT STATS19

The data we hold only covers reported personal injury road accidents in Great Britain, we do not have data for Northern Ireland.