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This article was published on November 18, 2011


    10 years of UK road casualties mapped

    10 years of UK road casualties mapped
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    If you didn’t know already, this Sunday (20th of November) is the World Day of Remembrance for road-traffic victims.

    To mark the occasion, transport data-mapping specialists ITO World have produced this interactive visualization of fatalities and injuries on UK roads between 2000 and 2010. And, as the Guardian reports, the numbers are pretty horrific.

    There were 32,955 deaths on UK roads in the decade after the millennium, with almost 3m injured. The data is based on Stats19, which is collated by the police and made publicly available through the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) and the UK Data Archive. There is no data available for Northern Ireland, so this only encompasses Scotland, England and Wales.

    You can scroll around the map below and zoom in to see your area. And remember, each dot represents a victim: