Road Deaths Australia—Monthly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):


Release Date:
January 2018

This bulletin contains current counts and summaries of road crash deaths and fatal road crashes in Australia. It is produced monthly and published on BITRE's website on or around the 14th of each month. Data are sourced from the road traffic or police authorities in each jurisdiction.

A table providing monthly fatalities for the last 5 years has been added in the Excel file.

December 2017 : At a glance

  • There was a total of 129 road deaths during the month of December 2017. In comparison to the average for December over the previous five years, the current figure is 25.0 per cent higher.
  • During the 12 months ended December 2017, there were 1,225 road deaths. This is a 5.3 per cent decrease compared to the total for the 12-month period ended December 2016.
  • Presently, the rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population stands at 5.0. Compared to the figure for the 12-month period ending December 2016, this is a 6.8 per cent decrease.

    Monthly Australian road deaths for last five years, with trend