06 December 2011

Mapped: Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010

Mapped: Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010

The live map shows the location and detail of each collision and will be updated as information is received throughout the day.


"Britain has one of the best records in the world for road casualties. However, hundreds still die on the roads every year. In 2010, the police recorded 1,850 deaths, 22,660 people seriously injured and 184,138 who received light injuries.
About this data
Using official data recorded by police in Great Britain between 1999 and 2010, we have plotted every road collision in which someone died. In all, 36,371 fatalities are marked on this interactive map. You will also find partial data for Northern Ireland, for 2004-2009.

Detailed information about each crash is recorded by the police at the scene. It is subsequently transferred onto a computer database. This is available to researchers from the Economic and Social Data Service. As with any large collection of data, there will be errors and omissions that occur in this process and some of these will be found in this map. The BBC apologises for any distress or offence that may be caused by the inclusion of these errors."


Thanks to @neilhansonphoto
for the link.


At Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:29:00 pm, Blogger Roy Jackson said...

Why can't the United States produce this kind of meaningful data??

Imagine being warned via GPS that dead man's curve is ahead, and to stop speeding!


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