Metropolitan Statistics

KSI rate per 100,000 populations. KSI = killed or seriously injured.

Overview of Statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 5-year period of 2012-2016 and are restricted to KSI or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 1,005 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region in 2016
  • 6,908 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region from 2012-2016
  • KSI rate is 115.6 per 100,000 populations
  • 60% of KSI were male
  • 23% of KSI were aged 25-35 year old
 

Types of Crashes

Statistics:

  • 49% of fatal and serious crashes occurred at intersections.
  • 22% of fatal and serious crashes were right angle crashes.
  • 18% of fatal and serious crashes were rear end crashes.
  • 16% involved a single vehicle hitting an object (does not include animals).
  • 30% of fatal and serious crashes occurred on 60 km/h speed zones.
  • 25% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.
 

Behaviours

Statistics:

  • Seat belts were not worn by 4% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the crashes of 13% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 5% of fatal and serious crashes*
  • Research indicates 7% of fatal and serious crashes involve fatigue**

*BAC data missing for 2015 and 2016 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue