Lives lost on NT roads

Lives lost on NT roads 2014-2019 monthly breakdown - as at 8 February 2019

Month2014 2015 20162017201820195 year average
January 3 1 3 3 3 5 2.6
February 3 3 3 3 3 1 3
March 3 4 3 2 9   4.2
April 2 2 4 3 3   2.8
May 7 5 4 1 4   4.2
June 3 8 1 5 6   4.6
July 3 4 5 3 3   3.6
August 4 7 6 0 3   4
September 2 3 0 2 2   1.8
October 5 4 7 4 8   5.6
November 2 1 5 1 3   2.4
December 2 7 4 4 3  3.6
TOTAL 39 49 453150642.8

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.

Lives lost on NT roads 2009-2018

Lives lost on NT roads 2009 – 2018 as at 8 February 2019

 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018Total 10 year
average
10 year
percentage
2019
Driver 16 25 17 19 11 10 14 19 11 12 154 15.4 36.15% 1
Passenger 7 13 18 15 9 14 18 16 8 19 137 13.7 32.16% 3
Motorcyclist 1 5 2 4 6 6 6 4 3 8 45 4.5 10.56%  
Pedestrian 7 7 8 10 9 8 11 6 9 11 86 8.6 20.19% 2
Pedestrian standing/laying on road 5 1 3 3 5 2 3 1 2 3 28 2.8 6.57%  
Cyclist 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.4 0.94%  
Total fatalities3150454937394945315042642.6100%6
Total fatal crashes 31 46 38 40 33 34 42 40 27 42 373 37.3  6
Key Contributing Factor (Can be more than one factor)
Alcohol 21 25 18 26 8 19 20 25 12 19 193 19.3 45.31%  
Seatbelt Fitted Not Worn 10 13 16 6 6 10 12 13 9 8 103 10.3 35.40%  
Speed related 5 13 11 16 8 11 15 7 11 13 110 11.0 25.82%  
Fatigue related 4 3 1 2 4 4 2 7 1 2 30 3.0 7.04%  
Demographics
Male 24 38 33 31 23 30 35 34 24 29 301 30.1 70.66% 5
Female 7 12 12 18 14 9 14 11 7 21 125 12.5 29.34% 1
Age Under 25 9 17 19 9 9 8 10 10 9 10 110 11.0 25.82% 1
Age Over 25 22 33 26 40 28 31 39 35 22 40 316 31.6 74.18% 5
Aboriginal 16 24 22 25 14 24 22 23 11 27 208 20.8 48.83% 4
Non Aboriginal 15 26 22 24 23 14 27 22 20 23 216 21.6 50.70% 2
Aboriginal Status Unknown 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0.47%  
NT Resident 28 39 36 39 33 33 40 36 30 46 360 36.0 84.51% 6
Visitor - Australian 3 8 4 10 2 2 5 5 1 4 44 4.4 10.33%  
Visitor - International 0 3 5 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 19 1.9 4.46%  
Resident unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.3 0.70%  
Crash Type, Location
Ran off road / Overturned 13 34 23 21 13 15 22 25 14 29 209 20.9 49.06%  
Rural 25 39 30 35 27 26 29 35 28 40 314 31.4 73.71% 4
Urban 6 11 15 14 10 13 20 10 3 10 112 11.2 26.29% 2
Sealed Road - Dry 26 31 37 41 30 32 36 34 19 33 319 31.9 74.88%  
Sealed Road - Wet 2 5 2 1 1 1 5 2 5 4 28 2.8 6.57%  
Unsealed Road - Dry 3 9 6 5 5 6 8 9 6 11 68 6.8 15.96% 1
Unsealed Road - Wet 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 0.7 1.64%  
Not known / Not stated 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0.47%  
Other road surface 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0.47%  
Other
Heavy Vehicle Occupant 2 2 7 6 5   4 7 3 0 36 4.0 8.45%`  
ATV Vehicle Occupant 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 7 0.7 1.64%  

10 year NT serious injury statistics

People seriously injured on NT roads 2009 - 2018 as at 8 February 2019

 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018Total10 Year
average
10 Year
percentage
2019
Driver 275 239 251 264 243 249 229 249 247 166 2,412 241.2 48.11% 20
Passenger 110 152 123 136 162 125 136 156 123 128 1,351 135.1 26.95% 10
Motorcyclist 64 59 66 76 71 75 84 66 61 41 663 66.3 13.23% 5
Pedestrian 44 44 45 45 47 35 44 40 47 34 425 42.5 8.48% 1
Pedestrian Standing / Laying on road 7 4 4 3 2 1 6 9 3 1 40 4.0 0.80%  
Cyclist 24 18 14 14 22 18 12 13 16 9 160 16.0 3.19% 0
Other Road User 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.2 0.04% 1
Total 517 512 500 535 545 502 506 524494378 5,013 501.3 100%37
Total Serious Injury crashes 401 373 386 407 397 384 390 379 393 256 3766 376.6   
Key Contributing Factor (can be more than one factor)
Alcohol related 149 131 111 139 115 115 100 101 121 78 1,160 116.0 23.14%  
Seatbelt Fitted Not Worn 83 106 93 107 93 80 86 86 81 77 892 89.2 17.79%  
Speed Related 28 34 19 34 45 53 34 50 25 35 357 35.7 7.12%  
Fatigue Related 46 35 40 40 44 26 31 29 39 15 345 34.5 9.17%  
Demographics
Male 324 323 320 329 332 333 322 333 323 217 3,156 315.6 62.96% 22
Female 193 189 180 206 212 169 184 190 169 157 1,849 184.9 36.88% 15
Gender Unknown 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 8 0.8 0.16%  
Age Under 25 173 205 170 204 206 180 167 166 179 132 1,782 178.2 35.55% 9
Age Over 25 344 307 330 331 339 322 339 358 315 244 3,229 322.9 64.41% 28
Age Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0022 0.2 0.04%  
Aboriginal 113 147 123 150 161 131 156 170 144 126 1,421 142.1 28.35% 18
Non Aboriginal 378 339 359 357 358 331 315 320 322 225 3,304 330.4 65.91% 17
Aboriginal Status Unknown 26 26 18 28 26 40 35 34 28 27 288 28.8 5.75% 2
NT Resident 417 425 406 426 458 406 418 430 386 324 4,096 409.6 81.71% 31
Visitor - Australian 66 56 65 65 47 67 48 59 48 33 554 55.4 11.05% 3
Visitor - International 20 29 24 36 31 25 37 27 44 18 291 29.1 5.80% 1
Resident Unknown 14 2 5 8 9 4 3 8 16 3 72 7.2 1.44% 2
Crash Type, Location
Ran off road / Overturned 201 227 179 215 222 225 213 221 208 159 2,070 207.0 41.29%  
Rural 279 283 223 274 276 249 272 305 277 218 2,656 265.6 52.98% 20
Urban 238 229 277 261 269 253 134 219 217 160 2357 235.7 47.02% 17
Sealed Road - Dry 389 364 359 428 426 387 398 424 368 280 3823 382.3 76.26%  
Sealed Road - Wet 35 50 63 29 37 37 28 39 39 23 380 38.0 7.58%  
Unsealed Road - Dry 82 83 70 69 73 71 75 56 74 65 718 71.8 14.32% 1
Unsealed Road - Wet 8 14 7 5 7 4 0 4 11 8 68 6.8 1.36%  
Not known / Not stated000 2 00 1 0 1 0 4 0.4 0.08%  
Other road surface 3 1 1 2 2 3 4 1 1 2 20 2.0 0.40%  
Other
Heavy Vehicle Occupant91281316107205410410.42.07% 
ATV Vehicle Occupant05185110583464.60.92% 

2018 road injury statistical summary and 10 year trends

Download the 2018 crash summary and 10 year trends (148.7 kb).

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

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