Statistic series

Accident files (BAAC) have existed in a detailed format since 1952.

This provides long-term statistical series on victims numbers and categories.

Comparative evolution of mortality and road traffic in metropolitan France from 1952 to 2017

The file includes a table with 3 columns:

  • The number of people killed on the spot or within 30 days after the crash

In 2005, the definition of  a a road traffic fatality changed from "a person who died on the spot or within 6 days after the crash" to "a person who died on the sport or within 30 days after the crash" and the definition of the injured person changed from "a victim admitted as a patient in a hospital who stayed more than 6 days" to "a victim admitted as a patient in a hospital who stayed more than 24 hours".

These changes in definition, as well as past changes, created breaks in the series. Therefore the number of fatalities is estimated for the series purpose to a 30-day fatalities based on the number of 6-day fatalities, by applying the 1.069 factor, making it possible to display the long series from 1952 to 2017.

  • The billions of kilometres vehicles travelled
  • The ratio of 30-day fatalities per billion km travelled

Number of accidents, fatalities, injured people, including hospitalized ones (ATBH) per month from 1970 to 2017, in France mainland

4 tables with years in lines and months in columns, counting accidents,fatalities, injured people, or hospitalized.

Fatalities by age group and user category from 1970 to 2017, in France mainland

2 tables with years in lines :

  • 1 table with age groups (unknown, 0-14 years, 15-17 years, 18-24 years, 25-44 years, 45-64 years, 65-74 years, 75 years and over)
  • 1 table with user categories (pedestrian, bicycle, moped users, motorcyclists, car users, utility vehicle users, HGV users, public transport users, other)

Accident with alcohol factor from 2006 to 2017 by county, in France mainland and French overseas counties

The file includes a table with 8 columns (x12 years):

  • The number of alcohol-related injury accidents: at least one driver involved has a positive alcohol level (greater than or equal to the legal BAC level)
  • The number of alcohol-related fatal accidents: at least one driver involved has a positive alcohol level (greater than or equal to the legal BAC level)
  • The number of alcohol-free injury accidents: all drivers involved have a legal blood alcohol level
  • The number of alcohol-free fatal accidents: all drivers involved have a legal blood alcohol level
  • The number of injury accidents with known alcohol content (with and without alcohol)
  • The number of fatal accidents with known alcohol content (with alcohol + without alcohol)
  • The share of injury accidents with positive alcohol content
  • The share of fatal accidents with positive alcohol content

Number of deaths, injured people, including hospitalized ones (TBH) by road user category, age group and county (France mainland and French overseas counties) from 2006 to 2017

The file includes a tab with 12 tables (x95 departments in metropolitan France) and 12 tables (x4 DOM, x5 DOM from 2012):

  • In lines, road user category and age group (0-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-14 years, 15-17 years, 18-21 years, 21-24 years, 25-64 years and 65 years and over)
  • In columns, fatalities, including killed drivers, hospitalized people, including hospitalized drivers, slightly injured people, including slightly injured drivers, total injured people, including injured drivers.