A protest campaign over poor walking and cycling safety
Effective road safety planning: what should be happeningWhat the vision should be
Merseyside road safety failures
Merseyside / national road safety failures
Merseyside road safety concernsSo-Mo project on pedestrian casualties
Merseyside road safety improvements
Taking action on poor road safety
Merseyside road casualties - summaryEffective road safety planning depends on accurate, relevant road casualty and other data.
Comparisons with other police areasComparing Merseyside with other police areas for reported deaths or serious injuries:
Comparisons with other metropolitan boroughsComparing the Merseyside boroughs with other English metropolitan boroughs for reported deaths or serious injuries:
Road casualty numbers, charts and locationsFor tables and charts of reported road casualties since 2005, go to:
About the comparisons with other areasWhat is being compared?
The data that is collected by police forces on each road traffic injury that they are notified about. They use a four-page form, the STATS19 reporting form - see https://www.wacm.org.uk/files/stats19_from_rrcgb-2014.pdf. The data is collated and published annually by the DfT.
What are metropolitan areas?
The six metropolitan counties in England were created in 1972. They are Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, and West Yorkshire. Greater London was created separately in 1965.
How was the data obtained for analysis here?
By download from https://data.gov.uk/dataset/road-accidents-safety-data on 15 November 2019.
How complete is the data?
Almost all road deaths are reported, but some serious injuries are not reported and only a minority of slight injuries are reported - see the discussions in the annual DfT reports.
Where else is the data published?
The DfT publishes data for each English highway authority in the spreadsheet file ras30043.ods which can be downloaded from the DfT website https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras30-reported-casualties-in-road-accidents, or from https://wacm.org.uk/files/ras30043.ods.
Where are the calculations in full?
For spreadsheets with all the casualty numbers, rates and rankings, see https://www.wacm.org.uk/files/police_and_ha_rankings.xls.
What population data was used?
To calculate casualty rates per 100,000 population, population data from the Office for National Statistics was used. The data file was the mid-2013 population estimates, downloaded 22.1.2015: https://www.wacm.org.uk/files/mye2_population_by_sex_and_age_for_local_authorities_uk.xls
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2020