Interactive crash statistics

Interactive crash statistics

To better understand road safety issues and trends, our interactive reports show our road crash data. These reports provide evidence for organisations, researchers and the public to help create new education resources, research and road safety programs and initiatives.

How we collect data

Date of crash

Data presented in these displays is based on the ‘reporting year’ of the crash to police.

Road User data

In some displays the Road User values, ‘Other Controller’ (e.g. horse riders) and ‘Other Passenger’ (e.g. train or light rail passenger) have been suppressed. However, the Grand Total will include these values.

Pedal cycle crashes

There are two means for which pedal cycle crashes are identified and included in our crash database. The first is where pedal cycle crashes are reported to NSW Police. The injury severity of the pedal cyclists involved is determined by the regular linkage of these records with NSW Ministry of Health data collections. A pedal cyclist record linked to a hospital stay is classified as a ‘matched serious injury’. Many pedal cyclists admitted to a hospital are for various reasons unable to be linked to a police report. This second process of identification results in a cohort of seriously injured pedal cyclists classified as ‘unmatched serious injuries’. Interactive crash statistic displays that only use matched serious injuries will therefore under report the extent of road trauma involving pedal cyclists.

Crash and casualty statistics

General NSW

These reports provide information on casualties and crashes in NSW over a 5-year period.

Serious injuries

These displays have road crash data on serious injuries that are matched from police reports to hospital and/or Lifetime Care records, as well as unmatched serious injuries for hospital stays where a police report couldn't be matched.

Heavy vehicles

These reports provide information on casualties and crashes involving heavy vehicles in NSW over a 10-year period.

Local Government Areas

These reports allow you to analyse road trauma characteristics and trends by Local Government Areas (LGA).