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