Lives lost on NT roads

Lives lost on NT roads 2015-2020 monthly breakdown

Statistics as at 1 January 2020.

Month201520162017201820195 year average2020
January 1333531
February 3 33312.6 
March 432913.8 
April 2 43333 
May 541433.4 
June 815624.4 
July 453343.8 
August 760323.6 
September 302211.6 
October 474814.8 
November 151302 
December 7443126 
TOTAL 4945315035421

Data on this page is updated on advice from NT Police. Additional information may also be found on the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services website.

10 year NT fatality statistics

People who have died on NT roads 2010 - 2019 (last updated 13 January 2020).

 2010201120122013201420152016201720182019Total 10 year average 10 year percentage2020*
Driver 25 17 19 11 10 14 19 11 12 1515315.335.6% 
Passenger 13 18 15 9 14 18 16 8 19 1314314.333.3%1
Motorcyclist 5 2 4 6 6 6 4 3 8 3474.710.9%  
Pedestrian 7 8 10 9 8 11 6 9 11 4838.319.3% 
Pedestrian standing / laying on road 1 3 3 5 2 3 1 2 3 1242.45.6%  
Cyclist 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 040.40.9% 
Total fatalities5045493739494531503543043100%1
Total fatal crashes 46 38 40 33 34 42 40 27 42 2837037 1
Key contributing factor (can be more than one factor)
Alcohol related 25 18 26 8 19 20 25 12 23718318.342.6%To be confirmed
Seatbelt Fitted Not Worn 13 16 6 6 10 12 13 9 8 6999.933.4%1
Speed related 13 11 16 8 11 15 7 11 13 1411911.927.7% 
Fatigue related 3 1 2 4 4 2 7 1 2 3292.96.7%To be confirmed
Demographics
Male 38 33 31 23 30 35 34 24 29 2730430.470.7%1
Female 12 12 18 14 9 14 11 7 21 812612.629.3% 
Age Under 25 17 187 9 8 10 9 9 91010610.624.7%1
Age Over 25 33 27 42 28 31 39 36 22 412532432.475.3% 
Aboriginal 24 22 25 14 24 22 23 11 27 2021221.249.3%1
Non Aboriginal 26 22 24 23 14 27 22 20 23 1521621.650.2% 
Aboriginal Status Unknown 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 020.20.5% 
NT Resident 39 36 39 33 33 40 36 30 46 283603683.7%1
Visitor - Australian 8 4 10 2 2 5 5 1 4 3444.410.2% 
Visitor - International 3 5 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 12024.7% 
Resident unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 360.61.4% 
Crash type, location
Ran off road / Overturned 34 23 21 13 15 22 25 14 29 2021621.650.2%1
Rural 39 30 35 27 26 29 35 27392431131.172.3%1
Urban 11 15 14 10 13 20 10 4 111111911.927.7% 
Sealed Road - Dry 31 37 41 30 32 36 34 19 323032232.274.9%1
Sealed Road - Wet 5 2 1 1 1 5 2 5 4 1272.76.3% 
Unsealed Road - Dry 9 6 5 5 6 8 9 6 12470716.3% 
Unsealed Road - Wet 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 070.71.6% 
Not known / Not stated 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 020.20.5% 
Other road surface 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 020.20.5% 
Other
Heavy Vehicle related 2 7 6 5 0 4 7 3 0 1353.58.1% 
ATV related 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 070.71.6% 

10 year NT serious injury statistics

People seriously injured on NT roads 2010 - 2019 (last updated 13 January 2020).

 2010201120122013201420152016201720182019*Total10 year average 10 year percentage2020*
Driver 239 251 263 243 249 229 249 2492161512339233.947.4% 
Passenger 152 124 136 162 125 137 156 125 152  91136013627.6% 
Motorcyclist 59 66 77 71 75 84 66 61 604766666.613.5% 
Pedestrian 44 45 45 47 35 44 40 47 472141541.58.4% 
Pedestrian standing / laying on road 4 4 3 2 0 6 8 3 1 0313.10.6% 
Cyclist 18 14 14 22 18 12 13 16 14 9150153% 
Total serious injuries 512 500 535 545 502 506 5244984893194930493100% 
Total serious injury crashes 390 399 424 405 398 401 397 407 3642523837383.7  
Key contributing factors (can be more than one factor)
Alcohol related 131 111 139 115 115 100 101 121 107651105110.522.4% 
Seatbelt Fitted Not Worn 35 40 40 44 26 31 29 39 181231431.48.5% 
Speed related 106 93 107 93 80 86 88 83 94  5288288.217.9% 
Fatigue related 34 19 34 54 53 34 50 25 47 2637637.67.6% 
Demographics
Male 323 320 329 332 333 322 333 324 2851983099309.962.9% 
Female 189 180 206 212 169 184 190 172 2021211825182.537% 
Gender Unknown 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 060.60.1% 
Age Under 25 197 163 200 200 173 156 157 171 1661081691169.134.3% 
Age Over 25 315 337 335 345 329 350 367 327 323 2113239323.965.7% 
Aboriginal 147 123 150 161 131 156 170 148 162961444144.429.3% 
Non Aboriginal 336 359 357 358 331 315 320 324 2971953192319.264.7% 
Aboriginal Status Unknown 26 18 28 26 40 35 34 26 30 2829129.15.9% 
NT Resident 425 406 426 458 406 418 430 389 4162544028402.881.7% 
Visitor - Australian 56 65 65 47 67 48 59 49 403553153.110.8% 
Visitor - International 29 24 36 31 25 37 27 44 22 1028528.55.8% 
Resident Unknown 2 5 8 9 4 3 8 16 1120868.61.7% 
Crash type, location
Ran off road / Overturned 227 179 215 222 225 213 221 212 198 1292041204.141.4% 
Rural 283 223 274 276 249 272 302 279 276 176261026152.9% 
Urban 229 277 261 269 253 234 222 219 213143232023247.1% 
Sealed Road - Dry 364 359 428 426 387 398 424 369 3552463756375.676.2% 
Sealed Road - Wet 50 63 29 37 37 28 39 39 251736436.47.4% 
Unsealed Road - Dry 83 70 69 73 71 75 56 77 92547207214.6% 
Unsealed Road - Wet 14 7 5 7 4 0 4 11 10 2646.41.3% 
Not known / Not stated 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 040.40.1% 
Other road surface 1 1 2 2 3 4 1 1 70222.20.4% 
Other
Heavy Vehicle related 23 27 34 29 21 28 30 19 23924324.34.9% 
ATV related 5 1 8 5 1 10 5 9 3 2494.91% 

*This data is not complete. The tables are updated as more information becomes available.

2019 road injury statistical summary and 10 year trends

Download the 2019 crash summary and 10 year trends PDF (152.2 KB).

Source: Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Vehicle Accident Database.

Please email roadsafety@nt.gov.au for any queries in relation to crash statistics.