Provisionally, over the course of 2023 there were:

341 fatalities from
304 crashes.

This is -30 fewer fatalities and -30 fewer crashes than in 2022





Analysis of fatalities

Regions

road fatalities
fatalities by region over the last 5 years
region total 2023 change from 2022 trend 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Auckland 47 -5 42 37 59 52 47
Bay of Plenty 23 -15 42 28 34 38 23
Canterbury 45 10 51 32 48 35 45
Gisborne 4 -3 4 9 6 7 4
Hawkes Bay 12 -1 19 22 9 13 12
Manawatū/Whanganui 39 3 22 31 30 36 39
Marlborough 3 -10 3 6 2 13 3
Nelson 1 0 3 5 0 1 1
Northland 38 0 29 27 33 38 38
Otago 20 5 18 25 14 15 20
Southland 8 -5 8 13 6 13 8
Taranaki 12 -2 15 12 3 14 12
Tasman 3 -2 6 2 1 5 3
Waikato 67 -6 74 54 51 73 67
Wellington 15 4 11 13 20 11 15
West Coast 4 -3 3 2 3 7 4

This analysis uses data from NZPolice fatal crash notifcation reports, which are subject to change. There may be slight differences to the counts reported here and those derived from finalised Police and Coronial reports. However, general trends in the main remain valid. For finalised annual statistics (1990-2021), please refer to the Ministry’s Annual Crash Statistics: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/


last update: 2024-05-30 19:00

Role

road fatalities
fatalities by region over the last 5 years
role total 2023 change from 2022 trend 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cyclist 9 -10 13 11 7 19 9
Driver 182 -20 174 158 171 202 182
Motorcyclist 53 4 51 53 43 49 53
Passenger 72 8 79 64 72 64 72
Pedestrian 25 -11 30 30 25 36 25
Motorcycle pillion 0 -1 3 2 1 1 0

This analysis uses data from NZPolice fatal crash notifcation reports, which are subject to change. There may be slight differences to the counts reported here and those derived from finalised Police and Coronial reports. However, general trends in the main remain valid. For finalised annual statistics (1990-2021), please refer to the Ministry’s Annual Crash Statistics: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/


last update: 2024-05-30 19:00

Gender

road fatalities
fatalities by region over the last 5 years
gender total 2023 change from 2022 trend 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Female 95 0 109 89 80 95 95
Male 246 -30 241 229 239 276 246

This analysis uses data from NZPolice fatal crash notifcation reports, which are subject to change. There may be slight differences to the counts reported here and those derived from finalised Police and Coronial reports. However, general trends in the main remain valid. For finalised annual statistics (1990-2021), please refer to the Ministry’s Annual Crash Statistics: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/


last update: 2024-05-30 19:00

Age

road fatalities
fatalities by region over the last 5 years
age_group total 2023 change from 2022 trend 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
0-14 8 -1 27 10 14 9 8
15-30 120 -9 92 103 102 129 120
31-45 71 4 68 57 72 67 71
46-60 57 -15 83 66 67 72 57
61-75 55 -2 48 46 44 57 55
76-90 28 -3 28 35 17 31 28
91-100 2 -3 4 1 3 5 2
unknown 0 -1 0 0 0 1 0

This analysis uses data from NZPolice fatal crash notifcation reports, which are subject to change. There may be slight differences to the counts reported here and those derived from finalised Police and Coronial reports. However, general trends in the main remain valid. For finalised annual statistics (1990-2021), please refer to the Ministry’s Annual Crash Statistics: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/


last update: 2024-05-30 19:00

Road type

road fatalities
fatalities by region over the last 5 years
road_type total 2023 change from 2022 trend 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Local road 157 -30 173 153 178 187 157
State highway 184 0 175 165 141 184 184
N/A 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

This analysis uses data from NZPolice fatal crash notifcation reports, which are subject to change. There may be slight differences to the counts reported here and those derived from finalised Police and Coronial reports. However, general trends in the main remain valid. For finalised annual statistics (1990-2021), please refer to the Ministry’s Annual Crash Statistics: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/


last update: 2024-05-30 19:00

Speed limit

road fatalities
fatalities by region over the last 5 years
speed_limit total 2023 change from 2022 trend 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
100 202 -12 240 197 185 214 202
110 2 1 0 1 0 1 2
20 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
30 2 0 2 3 3 2 2
40 2 2 0 1 2 0 2
50 67 -16 66 70 67 83 67
60 13 -8 13 8 17 21 13
70 10 -3 10 15 16 13 10
80 41 6 16 23 27 35 41
90 1 -1 1 0 2 2 1
N/A 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

This analysis uses data from NZPolice fatal crash notifcation reports, which are subject to change. There may be slight differences to the counts reported here and those derived from finalised Police and Coronial reports. However, general trends in the main remain valid. For finalised annual statistics (1990-2021), please refer to the Ministry’s Annual Crash Statistics: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/safety-annual-statistics/


last update: 2024-05-30 19:00