Performance indicators for French mainland regions

Main accident indicators for French mainland regions - update september 2022 data

Main regional indicators for France mainland

In 2021, 3 regions recorded around 350 deaths (Occania, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and 4 between 240 and 300 deaths (Grand-Est, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and Nouvelle-Aquitaine).

The risk, in relation to the population

Over 2017-2021, 47 people per million inhabitants died in France mainland. The regions of Ile-de-France (23) and Hauts-de-France (41) have a lower than average risk. The risk is highest in Bourgogne-FrancheComté (72) and Corsica (78).

The risk for 18-24 years old (96) is twice as high than the average (47). It is highest in Occitania (127), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (128), PACA (129), CentreVDL (139), Corsica (148), Bourgogne-F-C (152).

The risk for 25-34 years old is 64, but it is 82 in Centre-VDL and Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 84 in Occitanie, 89 in PACA and 109 in Bourgogne-F-C.
Mortality per million inhabitants for those aged 65 and over (58) is very high in Bourgogne-F-C (84) and Corsica (99); low in Ile-de-France (34).

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A variety of mobility practices

As mobility practices differ from one region to another, the distribution of people killed by mode of travel varies greatly.

  • The share of pedestrians among those killed is 15% in metropolitan France and varies from 9% in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to 26% in Île-de-France.
  • The share of cyclists among those killed is 6%. It varies from 4% in Centre-Val de Loire and Corsica to 9% in Brittany.
  • Motorcycle users account for 23% of fatalities in 5 years. They are strongly represented among those killed in Corsica and PACA (33% and 37% respectively). The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, PACA and Ile-de-France regions account for 39% of the 2WDs killed in metropolitan France.

38% of people killed are killed in an accident involving a user on a home-to-work or work trip, which is half of the people killed in Ile-de-France. Over the 2017-2021 period, motorized bicycles are strongly represented (38%) among people killed during a home-work trip: 4 out of 10 people killed in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Normandy and Ile-de-France and up to 6 out of 10 people killed in PACA.

Alcohol and/or drugs are involved in 43% of deaths in metropolitan France. Some regions are more heavily involved (47% in Corsica and Pays-de-la-Loire and 48% in PACA). Bourgogne-F-C and Centre-VDL have on average a slightly lower proportion of people killed in accidents involving alcohol and/or drugs (39%).