Saving Lives Together

Metropolitan statistics

people died on the road between the years
2015 - 2019.

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Overview of statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 5-year period of 2015-2019 and are restricted to KSI (killed or seriously injured) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 1,126 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region in 2019.
  • 5,123 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region from 2015-2019.
  • KSI rate is 56.8 per 100,000 populations in 2019.
  • 60% of KSI were male.
  • 23% of KSI were aged 20-29 years old.

Types of crashes

Statistics:

  • 49% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of a crashes occurring at intersections.
  • 23% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of right-angle crashes.
  • 19% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of rear end crashes.
  • 14% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 31% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 60 km/h speed zones.
  • 22% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviours

Statistics:

  • Seatbelts were not worn by 3% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the crashes of 13% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • Fatigue was suspected to be a factor in the crashes of 7% people killed or seriously injured. **
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.

Map of metropolitan crashes

Overview of Statistics 2013-2017

Overview of statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 5-year period of 2013-2017 and are restricted to KSI or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 1,340 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region in 2017.
  • 7,365 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region from 2013-2017.
  • KSI rate is 75.8 per 100,000 populations.
  • 56.5% of KSI were male.
  • 25.7% of KSI were aged 20-29 years old.

Types of crashes

Statistics:

  • 50.9% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of a crashes occurring at intersections.
  • 22% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of right-angle crashes.
  • 18.3% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of rear end crashes.
  • 17.1% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 23.1% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 60 km/h speed zones.
  • 20.9% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviours

Statistics:

  • Seatbelts were not worn by 2.7% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the crashes of 13.3% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 6.1% of people killed or seriously injured.*
  • Research indicates 7.3% of people killed or seriously injured involve fatigue.**

*BAC data missing for 2015 -2017 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA.
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.

Map of metropolitan crashes