Road traffic collisions

In the Lancashire-14 area, the police dealt with 22,868 road traffic collisions during 2016.

There were a total of 3,940 casualties in the Lancashire-12 area, plus 552 in Blackburn with Darwen and 563 in Blackpool, giving a total in Lancashire-14 of 5,055.

Regrettably, 45 people were killed and 614 people were seriously injured on the Lancashire-12 area roads during 2016. In the wider Lancashire-14 area 815 people were killed or seriously injured, which includes 71 in Blackburn with Darwen and 85 in Blackpool. In total 49 people were killed in the Lancashire-14 area.

Lancaster district saw the largest number (94) of killed or seriously injured casualties in 2016, followed some way behind by Preston (85). In terms of rates per thousand population, Ribble Valley was the highest (0.68), followed by Lancaster (0.65). West Lancashire had the lowest rate (0.45) followed by Wyre (0.47).

The number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in Lancashire-14 decreased slightly in 2016, mirroring the longer-term regional and national trend of decline. There was an 18.5% decrease in people killed or seriously injured since 2007 in the Lancashire-14 area, as it dropped from 1,000 in 2007 to 815 in 2016.

Further analysis

Road traffic collisions (PDF 834 KB)


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Page updated October 2017

Road collisions

Dashboards (interactive maps, charts and tables)

Small area community safety dashboard, includes a section on road traffic collisions. Lancashire lower super output area level.