Performance indicators for counties

Main accident indicators for the counties of France mainland - update with 2020 data

In 2020, a year heavily impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic, the number of people killed per department varies in a ratio of 1 to 30 (3 in the Hautes-Alpes and 83 in the Bouches-du-Rhône), with an average in metropolitan France of 26 and a median of 25. For 46 départements, the number of people killed is between 15 and 30. Among the extreme values, twenty departments have a mortality rate of less than 15 people killed (sparsely populated departments). In contrast, fourteen departments recorded more than 40 people killed; these are departments with a strong urban component. One third of the departments account for 54% of the total number of fatalities.


Specific trends in 2020

Between the average for the period 2015-2019 and 2020, fatalities have decreased by 25% in mainland France. It decreased even more strongly in 47 départements, while it increased in five départements: Paris (+20%), Corrèze (+10%), Vienne (+9%), and to a lesser extent Haute-Saône (+2%) and Ain (+2%).
 
Mortality per million inhabitants (average 2015-2019)

Mortality per million inhabitants (average 2015-2019)

Number of people killed by department in 2020

Number of people killed by department in 2020

 

Types of accidents in the départements.

 

While pedestrians account for 15 % of deaths in mainland France, they account for more than a third in Hauts-de-Seine, Ardennes, Pyrénées-Orientales, Val-de-Marne, Manche, Seine-Saint-Denis, Eure-et-Loir, Haute-Corse and Paris. It is i
less than 10% in 33 départements.

The proportion of cyclists, who represent an average of 7% of those killed, is higher than 15% in 10 départements. A quarter of the cyclists killed are concentrated in 8 départements.
concentrated in 8 départements. Furthermore, in 23 départements no cyclist was killed in 2020 and in 26, only one cyclist was killed

Motorised two-wheeler users represent more than 40% of users killed in 10 départements. These are both very urban and more rural departments.

32% of those killed were killed in an accident involving a driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.5 g/l or more. For 42 departments, one third of the people killed were killed in an accident involving an alcoholic driver.

On average, 43% of those killed were killed in an accident involving a driver under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. For 31 departments, half of the people killed are killed in an accident involving a driver under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

18% of those killed are aged between 18 and 24; and for 17 departments, this rate is higher than 25%, mainly in the southern half of France.