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Cycling safety statistics

Cycling Oxford

Since I moved to Sydney, I’ve basically stopped cycling, barring a few rides, and only one of those on a road bike.

I found the following statistics and posted them on Facebook, but I thought maybe some of you might want to have a look and do some analysis of the figures as well. What do the figures mean? Which city/state/country is the safest?

London: Population 8M, 407 cyclist deaths and serious injuries 1st 9 months of 2011 http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/feb/02/road-accident-statistics-cyclists

Singapore: Population 5M, 500 cyclist casualties (including 15 fatalities) in 2011 http://www.spf.gov.sg/prints/tp_annual/2011/doc/11spfa_casualties4A.pdf

NSW: Population 7M, 52 fatal pedestrian crashes, no separate category for cyclists among vehicles (?) at http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/2012/files/RDA_Summary_2011.pdf

Australia: 22M, 26 to 46 cyclist deaths per year, 2000 to 2005. “More meaningful Australian data on cycling crashes is difficult to access due the lack of exposure data for cycling, differences in police and hospital data records, lack of data retained by road traffic authorities and the fact that many cycling accidents occur off-road” http://cyclingresourcecentre.org.au/page/safety_statistics_common_crashes