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Persons killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents
2015Average last 5 years
KilledSeverely injuredKilledSeverely injured
Total117693153690
Males87460111452
Females3023342238
Group of road user
Drivers of car5722475255
Passengers of car199525123
Drivers and passengers on motorcycle and moped2115521124
Cyclists, pedestrians and persons sledging1720327173
Others316514
Age
0-15 years349540
16-24 years3211029146
25-44 years2819939205
45-64 years3021444193
65 years or older2412136103
Unknown age0002

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Table 1 
Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by sex and age.

Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by sex and age.
2015
KilledAll injuredSeverely injured
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
Age
Total11787305 6873 3242 363693460233
0-5 years000603822862
6-15 years321298166132412219
16-17 years101411243168382810
18-19 years15105427240187302010
20-24 years16124634358276422616
25-34 years131219135463671087434
35-44 years15132801505296916328
45-54 years181268825303521067234
55-64 years12845693302391087830
65-74 years14104399209190744529
75-84 years752221119102392217
85 years or older330592732844
Unknown age00013130000

Table 2 
Persons killed or injured, by group of road user and age.

Persons killed or injured, by group of road user and age.
TotalDrivers of carPassengers of carDrivers and passenger onPedestriansPersons sledgingOthers
Motor cycleMopedCycle
Persons killed
20141476325202121807
2015117571920151203
 
2015
0-5 years000000000
6-15 years301000200
16-17 years101000000
18-19 years1586100000
20-24 years1683400100
25-34 years1381101101
35-44 years15100500000
45-54 years1872710100
55-64 years1271102100
65-74 years1463101102
75-84 years731000300
85 years or older300001200
Unknown age000000000
 
Persons injured
20146 2913 0071 25853127755554513105
20155 6872 7431 10348528646749111101
 
2015
0-5 years600410001621
6-15 years2980110117768158
16-17 years411778781921618121
18-19 years427261103191551914
20-24 years63434516925152445110
25-34 years91352514867156875015
35-44 years801485976712834719
45-54 years882473112122169553011
55-64 years5692709173116548011
65-74 years39922491173223705
75-84 years2211125150113903
85 years or older5930120011303
Unknown age13110101000

Table 3 
People killed or injured, by group of road user. County

People killed or injured, by group of road user. County
Fatal accidents, totalPersons killed
TotalDrivers of carPassengers of carDrivers and passengers onPedestriansPersons sledgingOther
Light MotorcycleOther motorcycleMopedCycle
2015
The whole contry1021175719020151203
Østfold88510000200
Akershus68300400100
Oslo55000001400
Hedmark35130000100
Oppland912730200000
Buskerud68710000000
Vestfold56300201000
Telemark44000300100
Aust-Agder56310200000
Vest-Agder66400101000
Rogaland88410101100
Hordaland77300110101
Sogn og Fjordane45320000000
Møre og Romsdal22010100000
Sør-Trøndelag67230000101
Nord-Trøndelag44300000001
Nordland99410301000
Troms - Romsa35320000000
Finnmark - Finnmárku22200000000
Accidents, totalPersons injured
The whole contry4 5635 6872 7431 10311537028646749111101
Østfold381491235107172341303404
Akershus3905012679593914343814
Oslo60271728010511312011714535
Hedmark198281148724158121705
Oppland19127114281610781304
Buskerud183226107535216111706
Vestfold2172751495441710211811
Telemark27435219061725221915013
Aust-Agder13415569275161913402
Vest-Agder15718784356923151014
Rogaland37944918466635396443012
Hordaland40948822285133128435529
Sogn og Fjordane799455201614403
Møre og Romsdal24931616360112412132616
Sør-Trøndelag2903361624923219382707
Nord-Trøndelag10814073331978405
Nordland1752301205921788925
Troms - Romsa9511360281616704
Finnmark - Finnmárku526533134413502

Table 4 
Persons killed or injured, by age. County

Persons killed or injured, by age. County
2015
Total0-5 years6-15 years16-17 years18-19 years20-24 years25-34 years35-44 years45-54 years55-64 years65-74 years75-84 years85 years or olderUnknown age
Persons killed
The whole country11703115161315181214730
Østfold80100203110000
Akershus80101301101000
Oslo50000000000230
Hedmark50013000001000
Oppland120001400412000
Buskerud80002122100000
Vestfold60000111101100
Telemark40000111100000
Aust-Agder60000012012000
Vest-Agder60000201012000
Rogaland80002120030000
Hordaland70100001201200
Sogn og Fjordane50003000200000
Møre og Romsdal20001000100000
Sør-Trøndelag70002000012200
Nord-Trøndelag40000030100000
Nordland90000113310000
Troms - Romsa50000020030000
Finnmark - Finnmárku20000000002000
 
Persons injured
The whole country5 687602984114276349138018825693992215913
Østfold49152461365366846747241851
Akershus50142925334680839342411870
Oslo71783521307516113214163311460
Hedmark28151515183934413240261330
Oppland27122014252740284330281211
Buskerud226679122340444021111030
Vestfold27521313152953333532311612
Telemark35252032353556415734181360
Aust-Agder155052513192117181514710
Vest-Agder1871152516202825211218330
Rogaland44921651385278667437161261
Hordaland48853238465576577059311540
Sogn og Fjordane94044911155141181021
Møre og Romsdal31611323244446375422242251
Sør-Trøndelag33621622284446395537261623
Nord-Trøndelag140211129151716191616511
Nordland23041310222234293430201011
Troms - Romsa1134661413151810119421
Finnmark - Finnmárku65245412765107300

Table 5 
Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road user and accident type

Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road user and accident type
2015
TotalDrivers of automobilePassengers of automobileDrivers and passenger ofPedestriansPersons sledgingOthers
Light motor cycleOther motor cycleMopedCycle
Persons killed
Total1175719020151203
 A. Rear end collision3100110000
 B. Other accidents with vehicles going in the same direction4200100001
 C. Head-on collision when overtaking1000100000
 D. Other head-on accidents312170300000
 E. Turning3100200000
 F. Crossing directions of travel7220300000
 G. Pedestrian crossing carriageway5000000500
 H. Pedestrian walking in or along carriageway8000001700
 I. Sledges etc. involved0000000000
 J. Single vehicle off the road432390702002
 K. Single vehicle overturning in carriageway. Collision with animal, parked vehicles etc.3100101000
 L. Other accidents9610101000
 
Persons injured
Total5 6872 7431 10311537028646749111101
 A. Rear end collision1 01962726015474220008
 B. Other accidents with vehicles going in the same direction18774346241136002
 C. Head-on collision when overtaking3920100810000
 D. Other head-on accidents8785432149192462007
 E. Turning3331386210253361004
 F. Crossing directions of travel663278912449611500010
 G. Pedestrian crossing carriageway33041010432000
 H. Pedestrian walking in or along carriageway17620000217101
 I. Sledges etc. involved110000000110
 J. Single vehicle off the road1 4888813512512155140041
 K. Single vehicle overturning in carriageway. Collision with animal, parked vehicles etc.2296228134638270015
 L. Other accidents33411452133021910013

About the statistics

The statistics cover accidents reported to the police and are limited to accidents that involve at least one vehicle, and that have taken place on public or private roads, streets or places open to general traffic.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

People: People involved in accidents resulting in personal injury

Other unit: Vehicles involved in accidents resulting in personal injury

Degree of injury is broken down into: killed, very seriously injured, seriously injured and slightly injured.

Killed: People who die within 30 days after the accident from injuries related to it.

Very seriously injured: Life-threatening injuries or injuries of a permanent character.

Seriously injured: Major, but not life-threatening injuries.

Slightly injured: Minor fractures, scratches etc. Hospitalization is not required.

Severely injured: A blanket term for &“very seriously injured´´ and &“seriously injured´´.

Standard classifications

Given in the booklet Rettledning til utfylling av rapport om veitrafikkuhell (instructions on how to fill out the road traffic accident report form).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Road traffic accidents involving personal injury
Topic: Transport and tourism

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Responsible division

Transport, tourism and ICT statistics

Regional level

National, county, municipalities and police districts figures.

Frequency and timeliness

Figures are published monthly, approximately 2 weeks after the end of the reference month. Preliminary figures.

International reporting

Data are reported to Eurostat and International Transport Forum (formerly called ECMT).

Microdata

Microdata are stored in Oracle-databases and as files in SAS and ASCII format, production data and historical data on UNIX.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to provide information about accidents on Norwegian roads.

The statistics on road traffic accidents involving personal injury and other accidents involving major material damage was established in 1939. The obligation to report to the police accidents not involving personal injury was more or less abandoned in 1957, and since 1964 only accidents involving personal injury have been included in the statistics. The form used by the police to record accidents underwent major changes in 1954 and 1964. In 1977 it was completely revised into a joint form used by the police, Statistics Norway and road authorities. A more detailed account of the development of road traffic accident statistics from 1930 to 1977 is given in the publication NOS Road Traffic Accidents 1977.

Until May 2001 the statistics were based on forms submitted by regular mail by the police authorities. From May 2001 onwards the information has been submitted electronically. The scope of the statistics has been revised several times. Further information is provided in Chapter 6.1. Spatial comparability and comparability over time.

Users and applications

The statistics are used by research institutes, international organizations, municipalities and other public agencies, mainly for studies and analyses.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at  8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

To assess risk, the ratios of accidents to stocks of motor vehicles, vehicle-kilometres driven, type of road and population statistics by sex and age, should be considered. It is possible to merge accident data with data from other sources, for example the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s registries of motor vehicles and driving licences.

Legal authority

Statistics Act Sections 2-2 and 3-2.

EEA reference

Council Decision (EC) no. 704/93.

Production

Population

The statistics only cover accidents reported to the police. Minor accidents and injuries are often not reported, and will therefore be underrepresented in the figures. The statistics are limited to accidents that involve at least one vehicle, and that have taken place on public or private roads, streets or places open to general traffic. Vehicles comprise civilian and military motor vehicles, vehicles running on rails and non-motorized vehicles. Only deaths that occur within 30 days after the date of the accident are included in the road traffic accidents statistics. To the extent that they are identified as such, accidents, injuries and deaths that happen due to seizures, suicides and suicide attempts are left out.

Data sources and sampling

The Police's database of accidents. Nordic road traffic accidents figures are obtained from Statistics Denmark, Statistics Finland and Statistics Sweden.

All accidents mentioned in 3.1 are covered by the statistics.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The data is extracted from Police's database of accident records on the first weekday of the month and submitted electronically to Statistics Norway.

All the police reports are processed in a computer program that identifies logical inconsistencies. Reports that contain such errors are subject to manual editing.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Road traffic accidents statistics provide comparable time series for the period 1977 to 2001. In 2002, those registered with unspecified degree of injury were introduced as a separate category in the statistics. They had previously been distributed among the other injury categories. Hence, from 2002 onwards the figures for degree of injury are not quite comparable with the figures from 2001 and earlier years.

When comparing road accident figures between countries, factors such as size of population, stock of vehicles, total road length and quality of roads must be taken into consideration. Certain definitions and methods of registration may vary between countries. The Nordic countries do however use the same definition of fatalities ("The 30 days rule").

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Some submitted forms are incompletely filled out, and lack information about certain variables. The police districts that have submitted such forms are contacted and asked to add the missing details during the manual editing process. Even so, residual, &“unspecified´´ categories remain a necessity in most of the tables that are published.

Special surveys have revealed that the official injury statistics far from cover all accidents involving personal injury. The extent to which accidents are reported varies with the type of accident and degree of injury. Less severe accidents often go unreported. This particularly applies to bicycle accidents, which often result in only minor injuries. Injured motorists may for various reasons choose not to report the accident to the police.

The total number of injuries includes casualties where the degree of injury has not been specified. Some people registered in this category may be uninjured, and figures are subject to change.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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