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Metropolitan Statistics

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

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Overview of Statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 5-year period of 2013-2017 and are restricted to KSI or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 1,340 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region in 2017.
  • 7,365 people were killed or seriously injured in the metropolitan region from 2013-2017.
  • KSI rate is 75.8 per 100,000 populations.
  • 56.5% of KSI were male.
  • 25.7% of KSI were aged 20-29 year old.

Types of Crashes

Statistics:

  • 50.9% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of a crashes occurring at intersections.
  • 22% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of right-angle crashes.
  • 18.3% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of rear end crashes.
  • 17.1% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of hitting an object (excludes animals)
  • 23.1% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 60 km/h speed zones.
  • 20.9% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviours

Statistics:

  • Seatbelts were not worn by 2.7% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the crashes of 13.3% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 6.1% of people killed or seriously injured.*
  • Research indicates 7.3% of people killed or seriously injured involve fatigue**

*BAC data missing for 2015 -2017 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue

Map of Metropolitan Crashes