Road traffic accidents 

Updated: 18.6.2013 - Next update: 17.6.2014

Road traffic claimed 255 lives in 2012

According to Statistics Finland's data, 5,725 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2012. In them, 255 persons were killed and 7,088 injured. There were 37 fewer fatalities and 843 fewer injured persons than in 2011.

Statistical release

Statistics Finland / Statistics on road traffic accidents

Description of indicator

The indicator includes road traffic accidents involving personal injury known to police and reported by police to Statistics Finland.

Road traffic accident is an event having lead to personal injury or damage to property that has taken place in an area intended for public transport or generally used for transport and in which at least one of the involved parties has been a moving vehicle. In addition to the vehicles specified in the Road Traffic Act, such party can also be a tram and in level crossing accidents a train. The falling down of a pedestrian is not a traffic accident, but that of a rider of a bicycle (= vehicle) is.