Casualty reporting in Britain

Last modified: February 21, 2022
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  • 1869 First vehicle occupant victim killed
  • 1896 First pedestrian victim killed
  • 1909 Early attempts to record national stats
  • 1926 Start of official stats for killed victims

1926 to 2018: 492,228 killed on GB roads (source: DfT)

  • 1966 Worst peacetime year: 7,985 killed

1966 to 2018: 240,672 killed on GB roads

–for comparison: All GB homicides in same period: approx. 35,215

  • 2018 1,784 killed
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