Crash Statistics

Provided for your information and to raise awareness in our community to the waste of our most valuable resource.

The below statistics are as at 11:59pm, 21 July 2016
Fatalities (year to date)
Year Metro Country Total

2013

54

36

90

2014

46

49

95

2015

37

45

82

2016

33

71

104

Critical Injuries (year to date)
Year Metro Country Total

2013

57

49

106

2014

84

57

141

2015

55

55

110

2016

52

42

94

Total Fatalities & Critical Injuries (year to date) Total Fatalities for Year
Year Number Year Number

2013

196

2013

161

2014

236

2014

182

2015

192

2015

161

2016

198

2016

104


All statistics below should be read in association with:

Fatal crash statistics

Statistical Notes

Accurate statistics

In the recording and reporting of fatal crash and fatality data there are numerous internal 'checks and balances' in place throughout the various stages of the process, culminating in a final report prepared by the State Coroner's Office.

Comprehensive statistics

The majority of publications that contain Western Australian fatal crash and fatality statistics do so only at the State level. The following tables contain statistics at the State, Police Region and District levels.

Current statistics

Generally, Western Australian fatal crash and fatality statistics have been published on a calendar year basis. The following tables contain historical statistics reported annually and current statistics that will be updated on a monthly basis.

Definitions

Fatal crash

A road crash where at least one person died within 30 days as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The crash must occur on a road open to and used by the public, and involve a vehicle which was in motion. It cannot be an 'act of nature', an act of deliberate intent, or as a result of a prior event such as a heart attack.

Fatality

A person who dies within 30 days of a road crash from injuries sustained in that road crash.

Source: Reported Road Crashes in Western Australia, Road Safety Council, WA.

Note: Fatal crash and fatality statistics for the current year are provisional and subject to change pending the completion of all coronial enquiries.