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Collision data

Transportation related injuries are the second highest cause of serious injuries arriving at hospital emergency departments.

We use collision data to identify:

  • Key safety issues
  • Prioritize intersections and corridors in need of detailed safety assessments
  • Develop effective safety strategies
  • Monitor our progress

Get the numbers

To better understand transportation related collisions and avoid any gaps in our analysis we are currently reviewing a variety of data sources:

  • Collision claims reported to ICBC : ICBC collects all reported vehicle and motorcycle collisions in Vancouver and provides this data to us every year. ICBC data has been our most extensive data source for many years.

 

Current data trends

Traffic Related Fatalities
Fatalities by City
Serious Injuries
Traffic Related Fatalities
Traffic related fatalities have been decreasing over the last 20 years, while population has been increasing.
Hover on data points for more information on the number of traffic fatalities for the year.
Source: VPD traffic fatality data (1996-2016)

New data sources we are exploring

To understand traffic related injuries, we are looking at the following new data sources from our health partners:

  • Hospital injury data
  • Ambulance data

Hospital Injury Data Pilot

Ambulance Injury Data Pilot

Injuries and fatalities in an average year in Vancouver

fatalities
serious injuries that require admission to hospital
minor injuries receiving treatment at hospital

Percentage of injuries and fatalities based on age or mode of travel

of collision fatalities are of seniors (65+)
Approximately
of serious injuries and fatalities involve pedestrians or cyclists
of cycling injuries don't involve a vehicle