Road traffic accidents 

Updated: 16.6.2015 - Next update: 16.12.2015

Road traffic claimed 224 lives in 2014

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, 5,294 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2014. In them, 224 persons were killed and 6,677 injured. There were 34 fewer deaths than in the year before and the number of injured persons, in turn, remained on level with the previous year in 2014.

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.