Crash and casualty data

Read crash and collision data

Read detailed road crash and collision data 2016.

Request crash and collision data

If you would like collision statistics for a specific road or area, email crashdata@kent.gov.uk or write to:

Transport Intelligence, First Floor, Invicta House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX

Please provide details of:

  • the exact location
  • the number of years of data required (standard are 3, 5 or 10 years)
  • if possible, a plan highlighting the area of interest your contact details.

What we record

We record personal injury collisions that are reported on our roads.

This covers road collisions where:

  • someone is injured on a public highway or footpath
  • at least one road vehicle or a vehicle in collision with a pedestrian is involved
  • police have been notified within 30 days.

The personal injury collision data does not include:

  • confirmed suicides
  • death from natural causes
  • injuries to pedestrians with no vehicle involvement (e.g. a fall on the pavement)
  • collisions in which no one is injured but a vehicle is damaged
  • collisions which occur off the highway (e.g. on private roads / carparks)

GOV.UK have more information on road accidents and safety statistics.

Kent Police are responsible for collecting road traffic collision data for Kent. Each collision record contains over 60 items of statistical data.

Collisions are categorised by severity:

  • fatal - a collision resulting in a death
  • serious - detention in hospital, which includes paralysis, fractures and severe lacerations
  • slight - includes whiplash, sprains and minor lacerations.

Human error is a factor in 95% of road collisions. Based on GOV.UK figures, the cost to the community of a fatal collision is around £1.9 million, a serious collision costs in the region of £218,000 and a slight collision costs £22,000.