Lives lost on NT roads

Lives lost on NT roads 2014-2019 monthly breakdown

Statistics as at 15 August 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 1 4.2
April 2 2 4 3 3 3 2.8
May 7 5 4 1 4 3 4.2
June 3 8 1 5 6 2 4.6
July 3 4 5 3 3 4 3.6
August 4 7 6 0 3 1 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 4531502042.8

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.

10 year NT fatality statistics

People who have died on NT roads 2009 - 2018 (last updated 24 July 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% 9
Passenger 7 13 18 15 9 14 18 16 8 19 137 13.7 32.16% 6
Motorcyclist 1 5 2 4 6 6 6 4 3 8 45 4.5 10.56% 1
Pedestrian 7 7 8 10 9 8 11 6 9 11 86 8.6 20.19% 4
Pedestrian standing/laying on road5 1 3 3 5 2 3 1 2 3 28 2.8 6.57% 1
Cyclist 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.4 0.94%  
Total fatalities3150454937394945315042642.6100%20
Total fatal crashes 31 46 38 40 33 34 42 40 27 42 373 37.3  19
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% To be confirmed
Seatbelt Fitted Not Worn 10 13 16 6 6 10 12 13 9 8 103 10.3 35.40% 4
Speed related 5 13 11 16 8 11 15 7 11 13 110 11.0 25.82% 4
Fatigue related 4 3 1 2 4 4 2 7 1 2 30 3.0 7.04% To be confirmed
Demographics
Male 24 38 33 31 23 30 35 34 24 29 301 30.1 70.66% 15
Female 7 12 12 18 14 9 14 11 7 21 125 12.5 29.34% 5
Age Under 25 9 17 187 9 8 10 9 9 9 105 10.5 24.65% 4
Age Over 25 22 33 27 42 28 31 39 36 22 41 321 32.1 75.35% 16
Aboriginal 16 24 22 25 14 24 22 23 11 27 208 20.8 48.83% 10
Non Aboriginal 15 26 22 24 23 14 27 22 20 23 216 21.6 50.70% 10
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% 16
Visitor - Australian 3 8 4 10 2 2 5 5 1 4 44 4.4 10.33% 2
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% 2
Crash Type, Location
Ran off road / Overturned 13 34 23 21 13 15 22 25 14 29 209 20.9 49.06% 12
Rural 25 39 30 35 27 26 29 35 2739 312 31.2 73.24% 13
Urban 6 11 15 14 10 13 20 10 4 11 114 11.4 26.76% 7
Sealed Road - Dry 26 31 37 41 30 32 36 34 19 32 318 31.8 74.65% 18
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 12 69 6.9 16.20% 2
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 Related 2 2 7 6 5   4 7 3 0 36 4.0 8.45%` 1
ATV Vehicle Related 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 (last updated 30 June 2019)

 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018Total10 Year
average
10 Year
percentage
2019*
Driver 275 239 251 263 243 249 229 249 249216 2,463   246.3  48.02% 124
Passenger 110 152 124 136 162 125 137 156 125 152  1,379         137.9         26.88% 63
Motorcyclist 64 59 66 77 71 75 84 66 61 61 684  68.4 13.34% 39
Pedestrian 44 44 45 45 47 35 44 40 47 49434 43.4 8.48% 18
Pedestrian Standing / Laying on road7 4 4 3 2 0 6 8 3 1 38 3.8 0.74%  
Cyclist 24 18 14 14 22 18 12 13 16 14 165 17 3% 7
Other Road User             2
Total 517 512 500 535 545 502 506 524498492 5,131 513.1100%251
Total Serious Injury crashes 412 390 399 424 405 398 401 397 407 367  4,000  400.0   100% 200
Key Contributing Factor (can be more than one factor)
Alcohol related 149 131 111 139 115 115 100 101 121 107  1,189   118.9   23.17% 38
Seatbelt Fitted Not Worn 46 35 40 40 44 26 31 29 39 18 348 34.8 9.06% 10
Speed Related 83 106 93 107 93 80 86 88 83 94  913  91.43  17.85% 37
Fatigue Related 28 34 19 34 45 53 34 50 25 47 369 36.9 7% 21
Demographics
Male 324 323 320 329 332 333 322 333 324 287 3,227 322.7 62.89% 157
Female 193 189 180 206 212 169 184 190 172 203 1,890 189.8 36.99% 94
Gender Unknown 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 6 0.6 0.12%  
Age Under 25 163 197 163 200 200 173 156 157 171 166 1,746 174.6 34.03% 89
Age Over 25 354 315 337 335 345 329 350 367 327 326 3,385 338.5  65.97% 162
Age Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%  
Aboriginal 113 147 123 150 161 131 156 170 148 163 1,462 146.2 28.49% 81
Non Aboriginal 378 339 359 357 358 331 315 320 324 299 3,380 338.0 65.87% 146
Aboriginal Status Unknown 26 26 18 28 26 40 35 34 26 30 289 28.9 5.63% 24
NT Resident 417 425 406 426 458 406 418 430 389 418 4,193 419.3 81.72% 204
Visitor - Australian 66 56 65 65 47 67 48 59 49 40 562 56.2 10.95% 22
Visitor - International 20 29 24 36 31 25 37 27 44 22 295 29.5 5.77% 7
Resident Unknown 14 2 5 8 9 4 3 8 16 12 81 8.1 1.58% 18
Crash Type, Location
Ran off road / Overturned 201 227 179 215 222 225 213 221 212 198 2,113 211.3 41.18% 88
Rural 279 283 223 274 276 249 272 302 279 276 2,713 271.3 52.87% 120
Urban 238 229 277 261 269 253 234 222 219 216 2,418 24.18 47.13% 131
Sealed Road - Dry 389 364 359 428 426 387 398 424 369 356 3,900 390.0 76.01% 190
Sealed Road - Wet 35 50 63 29 37 37 28 39 39 26 383 38.3 7.46% 15
Unsealed Road - Dry 82 83 70 69 73 71 75 56 77 93 749 74.9 14.60% 43
Unsealed Road - Wet 8 14 7 5 7 4 0 4 11 10 70 7 1.37% 2
Not known / Not stated 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0.4 0.08%  
Other road surface 3 1 1 2 2 3 4 1 1 7 25 2.5 0.49% 1
Other
Heavy Vehicle Occupant22 23 27 34 29 21 28 30 19 23 256 25.6 2.13% 4
ATV Vehicle Occupant 0 5 1 8 5 1 10 5 9 3 47 4.7 0.9% 2

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

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 queries in relation to crash statistics.