Mobility and Transport

Clean transport, Urban transport

Road deaths indicator

Road deaths indicator


Road deaths by all transport accidents in the urban area on a yearly basis.


Number of deaths within 30 days after the traffic accident as a corollary of the event per annum caused by urban transport per 100,000 inhabitants of the urban area.

FR = indicator formula

FR = Fatality rate [# per 100,000 urban area population per year]

Ki = Number of persons killed in transport mode i [# per year]

Cap = Capita or number of inhabitants in the urban area [#]

i = Transport mode

Data sources

Information needed

Possible specific sources


Advice to fill data gaps and/ or improve data quality

Number of road deaths per transport mode

Data on road deaths (within 30 days) at urban level is usually available from the local police and statistical offices.


  • It should be ensured that the data contains fatalities on site and in the 30 following days, not only at the place of accident.
  • Casualties on highways within municipal boundaries but outside built environment and responsibility of the urban area should be counted as well.

Number of inhabitants

The number of inhabitants is usually known.



* The column “Costs” provides a qualitative assessment of the budget (staff costs, time, costs for data acquisition, etc.) needed by a city/ urban area for gathering new quantitative data in absence of already available values. For each parameter, the assessment takes into account both the administrative costs and the costs related to searching, acquisition and processing of the needed data; these can be high (“H”), medium (“M”) or low (“L”), or a combination of a pair of them.