Road-Related Deaths, 2002-2022 Road-Related Injured Victims, 2002-2022
In 2008, legislation changed so that police are no longer required to attend all crashes and attendance is at their discretion. For this reason, there has been a marked decrease in the number of police-attended reports submitted and therefore the injured victim counts are underestimated.
Note: Data is from the MV6020 Traffic Accident Report, a report completed by Police to record details of a collision. Not all collisions in British Columbia are attended by police or reported to police, therefore the counts of victims should not be considered comprehensive. Death counts are reconciled with the BC Coroner Services.
Note: Only fatal victims have been included; homicides, suicides and death from natural causes are EXCLUDED. Victims of collisions on roads where the Motor Vehicle Act does not apply (such as Forest Service roads, industrial roads and private land), and off-road snowmobile collisions are excluded.
Note: An injured victim is a person who sustained an injury (serious, involving an overnight stay at the hospital, or non-serious) in a collision involving at least one motor vehicle on a public roadway as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act. The Motor Vehicle Act does not apply to forest service roads, industrial roads and private driveways. Victims of off-road snowmobile/ATV crashes, homicides or suicides are excluded.