Last updated:
20 March 2015

Road accidents and casualty data

View accident data for West Sussex, such as casualty rates.

Data tables

The tables and graphs below summarise the number of casualties injured, by calendar years.

All casualties

All casualties year20092010201120122013
Pedestrians 234 220 246 212 242
Cyclists 284 253 260 302 298
Motorcyclists 317 233 298 260 270
Car occupants 1774 1579 1590 1499 1621
Bus occupants 31 23 21 33 21
Goods vehicles 93 64 82 75 92
Other
highway users
7 10 7 15 8
Total 2740 2382 2504 2396 2554
YearChildren
(0-15)
Young car drivers
(17-24)
65+ years
2009 203 327 249
2010 175 289 261
2011 194 289 265
2012 180 258 257
2013 203 259 293

Killed (fatal) and serious casualties

KSI casualties year20092010201120122013
Pedestrians 54 62 63 71 79
Cyclists 56 45 54 54 76
Motorcyclists 116 84 125 105 96
Car occupants 208 167 195 172 169
Bus occupants 2 2 3 5 3
Goods vehicles 11 10 12 10 13
Other
highway users
4 3 3 3 2
Total 451 373 455 420 438
YearChildren
(0-15)
Young car drivers
(17-24)
65+ years
2009 23 33 59
2010 16 31 62
2011 30 38 73
2012 22 28 63
2013 26 32 73

Term definitions

Accidents may also be referred to as collisions or crashes.

Reported accidents

  • Accidents reported to the police that involve a personal injury.
  • Accidents in or that begin on the highway.
  • Accidents that have been reported to the police within 30 days of occurring.

Accident severities

  • Fatal (or Killed) - A casualty who died within 30 days of injuries sustained in a collision.
  • Serious - A casualty who required in-patient treatment, and injuries such as fracture, internal injuries, severe cuts, crushing, burns, concussion, severe general shock, and injuries resulting in death more than 30 days following an accident.
  • Slight - A casualty who has received a sprain, including neck whiplash but not necessarily requiring medical treatment, bruises, slight cuts, and slight shock requiring roadside attention.

Where more than one person is injured the severest casualty category is used to represent the accident.

About the data

The collision data held by West Sussex County Council is collected by and is the property of Sussex Police. WSCC only hold accident data reported to Sussex Police, that occurred in the 'highway' and that resulted in a personal injury.

Damage only collisions (where no one was injured) are not included in our database. As part of an ongoing data improvement process data may be adjusted and therefore may differ slightly from the data held by Sussex Police.

Contacting us

Requests for data from West Sussex should be addressed to accident.data@westsussex.gov.uk.

Please allow up to 10 working days for a response. Please note that we cannot provide details for specific accidents but this information may be obtained from Sussex Police by calling 101 and asking for Sussex.

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