Road Traffic Collision Statistics

The Police Service of Northern Ireland statistics on injury road traffic collisions are the main source of information used in Northern Ireland for monitoring and tracking trends on the number of persons killed, seriously and slightly injured as a result of collisions on our roads.

The information is used widely within the PSNI and by other partner Agencies, to ensure that emerging problems are quickly identified and can be addressed through a combination of approaches including enforcement (PSNI), education (Road Safety through the Department for Infrastructure) or by engineering (Transport NI).

The figures on injury collisions collated by the PSNI for Northern Ireland are used alongside those for England, Scotland and Wales, to give the total figures of all such collisions for the UK. The statistics are also widely used by other NI government departments as well as in the media and academia.

COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 situation has reduced the resource available for the processing of road traffic collision (RTC) data within the PSNI. As a result, Statistics Branch have no option but to delay the forthcoming publication - ‘Police recorded injury road traffic collisions and casualties Northern Ireland, 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020’ - which was due to be released on Friday 29th May 2020. The subsequent monthly updates have also been suspended for the foreseeable future.

The latest data available is for the 2019 calendar year and can be accessed below. Publication will be resumed as soon as it is possible to do so and users will be kept updated via our publication schedule at the following link -

Statistics Branch will make every effort to continue to update the Daily Fatal Report every day during the current COVID-19 situation. However, on occasion this may not be feasible, in which case the report will be updated as soon as possible thereafter, which is likely to be the next working day. Any queries should be sent to

Daily Fatal Update

2019 Calendar Year Statistics, published on 27 March 2020

2019/20 Monthly Update, published 31 January 2020

2018/19 Financial Year Statistics, published on 24 May 2019

2018 Detailed Trends Report, published 21 June 2019

Road Traffic Collisions - Headline Statistics, published on 8 April 2020

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Road Traffic Collision Statistics Archive

Geographic availability of Statistics

In addition to the policing district and policing area figures available in monthly updates, trends and pivot tables, figures are available for a range of additional geographic areas through the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information System (NINIS) (updated annually) 

Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information System