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Road traffic accidents involving personal injury

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Key figures

135

persons were killed in road traffic accidents in 2016

Persons killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents
2016Average last 5 years
KilledSeverely injuredKilledSeverely injured
Total135656146685
Males111429109447
Females2422737238
Group of road user
Drivers of car5721669244
Passengers of car189722113
Drivers and passengers on motorcycle and moped2315022135
Cyclists, pedestrians and persons sledging2717027177
Others1023616
Age
0-15 years238440
16-24 years2412828138
25-44 years3117235197
45-64 years4619744201
65 years or older3211835108
Unknown age0302

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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.
2016
KilledAll injuredSeverely injured
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
Age
Total135111245 5393 2532 286656429227
0-5 years0005528271073
6-15 years21127315611728199
16-17 years43141124516642339
18-19 years109143127415731229
20-24 years10100582353229554114
25-34 years20164881516365825131
35-44 years11101803465338906228
45-54 years211838184953231007426
55-64 years25214580327253976037
65-74 years14104367205162653728
75-84 years1495220104116421527
85 years or older4407038321165
Unknown age00048471321

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
2015117571920151203
201613557182211214110
 
2016
0-5 years000000000
6-15 years200002000
16-17 years401200001
18-19 years1053100001
20-24 years1071010001
25-34 years20123301001
35-44 years1141201102
45-54 years2181800301
55-64 years2572503512
65-74 years1473103000
75-84 years1472001301
85 years or older401001200
Unknown age000000000
 
Persons injured
20155 6872 7431 10348528646749111101
20165 5392 6761 137494239490406295
 
2016
0-5 years550360051202
6-15 years273113861744508
16-17 years4115911061482220019
18-19 years4312201371919111807
20-24 years5823421382812262907
25-34 years88152813366147355111
35-44 years80347312466207336011
45-54 years818432991111410343016
55-64 years580296101667604406
65-74 years36720476163213917
75-84 years2201124921124301
85 years or older7032140042000
Unknown age48311806200

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
2016
The whole contry128135571831911214110
Østfold45211000001
Akershus1212230301210
Oslo44100001200
Hedmark99810000000
Oppland77410200000
Buskerud1314810201200
Vestfold55100202000
Telemark44200000002
Aust-Agder22110000000
Vest-Agder89110310102
Rogaland1415500101503
Hordaland77301101100
Sogn og Fjordane44210100000
Møre og Romsdal55211100000
Sør-Trøndelag89430001100
Nord-Trøndelag45400001000
Nordland89310103001
Troms - Romsa44120100000
Finnmark - Finnmárku66310100001
Accidents, totalPersons injured
The whole contry4 3745 5392 6761 137135359239490406295
Østfold30339118675182228292904
Akershus38851828611311398381904
Oslo531643270934431710810404
Hedmark175234113631187141206
Oppland1962591326510181110508
Buskerud232300151717219211505
Vestfold2353001415871317333001
Telemark2293321788441315191405
Aust-Agder1251587335631514903
Vest-Agder164193883641214241401
Rogaland32837915556132229514409
Hordaland37945019675143725405517
Sogn og Fjordane9411764285825104
Møre og Romsdal2293111637911257101006
Sør-Trøndelag2913541656271820502705
Nord-Trøndelag1171467530111107606
Nordland1962501277162607517
Troms - Romsa9912776273608502
Finnmark - Finnmárku637737163452208

Table 4 
Persons killed or injured, by age. County

Persons killed or injured, by age. County
2016
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 country135024101020112125141440
Østfold50000021101000
Akershus120012111031110
Oslo40000011010010
Hedmark90001130211000
Oppland70001001212000
Buskerud140002031313100
Vestfold50100010100200
Telemark40000110110000
Aust-Agder20000100000100
Vest-Agder90001121121000
Rogaland150011121230310
Hordaland70010000221100
Sogn og Fjordane40000101010100
Møre og Romsdal50010011200000
Sør-Trøndelag90000011041110
Nord-Trøndelag50001100120000
Nordland90100011013200
Troms - Romsa40000200200000
Finnmark - Finnmárku60001010120100
 
Persons injured
The whole country5 539552734114315828818038185803672207048
Østfold39142144274050545846261461
Akershus518524173046104908568211972
Oslo64352472153154129129592617712
Hedmark23411414142531403229201121
Oppland2592527282930353423201961
Buskerud30022018163646414636231231
Vestfold30021931262835464520241860
Telemark33291724373438534729261035
Aust-Agder15816251313242121129823
Vest-Agder193411111925402726118731
Rogaland3794213742406442563424825
Hordaland45082542304266616551321972
Sogn og Fjordane1170777171312121813641
Møre og Romsdal3114102945295730304122923
Sør-Trøndelag35402233223950575034191873
Nord-Trøndelag146361614151817182212212
Nordland25011114183433313923281422
Troms - Romsa12706415201910191910500
Finnmark - Finnmárku77041171797654403

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
2016
TotalDrivers of automobilePassengers of automobileDrivers and passenger ofPedestriansPersons sledgingOthers
Light motor cycleOther motor cycleMopedCycle
Persons killed
Total135571831911214110
 A. Rear end collision3020100000
 B. Other accidents with vehicles going in the same direction3200010000
 C. Head-on collision when overtaking1100000000
 D. Other head-on accidents412980201001
 E. Turning2100001000
 F. Crossing directions of travel5100102001
 G. Pedestrian crossing carriageway5000000500
 H. Pedestrian walking in or along carriageway9000000900
 I. Sledges etc. involved1000000010
 J. Single vehicle off the road5020631003008
 K. Single vehicle overturning in carriageway. Collision with animal, parked vehicles etc.5000302000
 L. Other accidents10320203000
 
Persons injured
Total5 5392 6761 137135359239490406295
 A. Rear end collision1 04965426523503419004
 B. Other accidents with vehicles going in the same direction21682228402139004
 C. Head-on collision when overtaking462990800000
 D. Other head-on accidents9045532488291941006
 E. Turning3061184316303165003
 F. Crossing directions of travel616240112203141166006
 G. Pedestrian crossing carriageway26761012325400
 H. Pedestrian walking in or along carriageway16133000315200
 I. Sledges etc. involved3000001020
 J. Single vehicle off the road1 4268103754110340130044
 K. Single vehicle overturning in carriageway. Collision with animal, parked vehicles etc.2015118114935260011
 L. Other accidents34413041818161140017

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

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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