Traffic fatalities

In 2016, the number of deaths on the roads within 30 days, expressed per million inhabitants, was 56 in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, traffic fatalities must decrease.

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Traffic fatalities - Belgium and international comparison

number of deaths within 30 days per million inhabitants

 1991200020102011201220132014201520162016//19912016//2011
Belgium188.0144.077.078.069.264.864.964.956.2-4.7-6.4
EU28160.0117.063.061.056.051.651.451.6------
//: Average Growth Rates

European Commission (2017), Road safety evolution in EU, http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/ and Statistics Belgium (2017), Accidents de la circulation, https://statbel.fgov.be/ (consulted on 20/11/2017).

Traffic fatalities by sex - Belgium

number of deaths within 30 days per million inhabitants

 1995200020102011201220132014201520162016//19952016//2011
females34.935.818.817.516.115.514.815.912.9-4.6-5.9
males108.0107.658.159.953.149.349.848.942.5-4.3-6.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2017), Accidents de la circulation, https://statbel.fgov.be/ (consulted on 20/11/2017).

UN target: 3.6 - By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 3.6.1 - Death rate due to road traffic injuries.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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