Child (age 5-15) road casualties in Glasgow by deprivation quintile

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Between 1999-2003 and 2015-2019, child road casualty rates across all five deprivation quintiles in Glasgow have decreased.  The three most deprived categories have consistently had higher rates of child casualties compared to the two least deprived quintiles. Since 2011-2015 the second most deprived category has had the highest child casualty rate.

The casualty rates recorded by the police (via Stats 19) are higher than the rate of hospital admissions (shown below).  This reflects the fact that road accident casualties admitted to hospital represent a subset of all road accident casualties.

Child (age 5-15) road traffic accident hospital admissions in Glasgow by deprivation quintile

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Between 1997-2001 and 2015-2019, child road traffic accident hospital admission rates in the three most deprived quintiles were consistently higher than those in the two least deprived quintiles.


The figures shown are based on two sources:

Stats 19 statistical returns: made by police forces, which cover all accidents in which a vehicle is involved that occur on roads (including footways) and result in personal injury, if they become known to the police. There could be many non-fatal injury accidents which are not reported by the public to the police, and are therefore not counted in these statistics.  Further statistics on Stats 19 based road traffic accidents and casualties can be accessed from Transport Scotland publications.

Hospital admission data: These statistics are derived from data collected on discharges from non-obstetric and non-psychiatric acute hospitals (SMR01) in Scotland.  The data are based on year of discharge.  Relevant hospital episodes have been identified by admission type (emergency hospital admission: SMR01 admission type code 32 - Patient injury - road traffic accident) and by diagnosis (Pedestrian injured in transport accident (V01-V09), Pedal cyclist injured in transport accident (V10-V19), Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident (V20-V29), Car occupant injured in transport accident (V40-V49), Other (any other diagnosis codes recorded)).

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