Interactive accident atlas Federal Statistical Office

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Interactive accident atlas Federal Statistical Office
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Interactive accident atlas Federal Statistical Office

Interactive accident atlas
Accident sites made visible

Where did accidents occur? Who was involved? Where are the main accident areas? The interactive accident atlas of the Federal Statistical Office, which has now been expanded to include other federal states, answers these and many other questions.

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The interactive accident atlas was launched in 2017, and for 2019 it was expanded to include the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia as well as data from 2018 and 2019.

Data from 15 federal states shown

But where do most of the traffic accidents happen? On which routes am I particularly at risk? Which intersections or motorway sections are particularly prone to accidents? Where have there been accidents with road deaths? Were cars, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians involved in the accident? All this shows the accident atlas published by the statisticians .

the Accident atlas contains data from the statistics of road traffic accidents for the years 2016 to 2019, which are based on reports from the police stations. The exact details of the accident location (geographic coordinates) are recorded by the police when the accident is recorded. The point in time from when the geographic coordinates are collected differs between the individual federal states. Therefore, not all federal states can be shown for all years in the accident atlas. At the start in September 2018, the atlas only contained the accident data from nine federal states (Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein). In December 2018, data from the federal states of Brandenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland were also added. With the update in July 2020, the accident data from the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia will also be incorporated. The next update in summer 2021 is expected to add the missing accident data from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Users can make their own selection

For the first time in this interactive map Accidents with personal injury made visible according to road sections and individual accident sites. Accidents that only resulted in property damage were not integrated. Users can choose whether to display all accidents or only accidents involving certain means of transport. A supplementary table contains additional information – for example, whether it is an accident with road fatalities, seriously injured or slightly injured.

Accident evaluation accurate to the day

The newly published one provides information on accident events by days Accident calendar. This shows, for example, seasonal fluctuations in the number of road deaths, but also in bicycle and motorcycle accidents. It also clearly shows that accidents under the influence of alcohol are related to the course of the week and to certain (public) days.

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