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Last Updated: 22 January 2008

OVERVIEW

Against the backdrop of an increase in vehicle and human population, 2007 saw an increase in the total number of injury and fatal accidents. Overall, the fatal accident and fatality rates for Singapore has remained relatively consistent over the last 5 years. The casualty figures rose by 665 casualties from 9,896 in 2006 to 10,561 in 2007.

Vehicle and human population has risen by almost 6.2% and 4.4% respectively, the highest percentage growth registered based on a year-to-year comparison since 2003. Taking into consideration these factors, the fatality rate per 100,000 human population has increased from 4.24 in 2006 to 4.68 in 2007. The accident rate per 10,000 vehicle population has increased from 2.34 in 2006 to 2.60 in 2007.

Chart 1 shows the fatality rate per 100,000 human population for the past 10 years:

Chart 1: Fatality Rates per 100,000 Human Population (1998 – 2007)


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Chart 2 indicates the fatal accident rate per 10,000 vehicle population for the past 10 years :

Chart 2 : Fatal Accident Rates per 10,000 Vehicle Population (1998 – 2007)


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There were a total of 8,323 fatal and injury accidents that resulted in 10,561 casualties. Compared to 2006, the number of fatal and injury accidents in 2007 increased by 824 cases from 7,499 to 8,323. Tables 1 and 2 show the total number of fatal and injury accidents as well as the total number of persons killed and injured in accidents, respectively.

Table 1: Number of fatal and injury accidents
  2006 2007
Fatal Accident 182 214
Serious Accident 94 80
Slight Accident 7,223 8,029
TOTAL 7,499 8,323

Table 2: Number of persons killed and injured in accidents
2006 2007
Killed 190 219
Seriously injured 104 92
Slightly injured 9,602 10,250
TOTAL 9,896 10,561