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EU regions with the most fatal road accidents per capita

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There were 21 regions across the European Union (EU) where the number of road fatalities was at least 100 deaths per million inhabitants in 2016. The EU average was 50 deaths per million inhabitants.

The highest incidence rate for road fatalities in the EU — across NUTS level 2 regions — was recorded in the Bulgarian region of Severozapaden, where there were 153 fatalities per million inhabitants in 2016. It was followed by Alentejo (142 fatalities per million inhabitants) and Prov. Luxembourg (138). The Greek region of Notio Aigaio (134) and another Bulgarian region, Severen tsentralen (132), were the only other regions in the EU to record incidence rates that were higher than 125 deaths per million inhabitants in 2016.

41 regions in the EU with the highest rates of fatal road accidents in 2016 – per million inhabitants

A/ACountry – Province2016
1Bulgaria – Severozapaden153
2Portugal – Alentejo142
3Belgium – Prov. Luxembourg138
4Greece – Notio Aigaio134
5Bulgaria – Severen tsentralen132
6Greece – Peloponnisos124
7Greece – Sterea Ellada112
8Poland – Lubuskie112
9Poland – Warminsko-Mazurskie112
10Romania – Sud Est112
11Bulgaria – Yugoiztochen111
12Romania – Nord Est106
13Romania – Sud-Vest Oltenia106
14Bulgaria – Severoiztochen105
15Greece – Ipeiros104
16Poland – Podlaskie104
17Poland – Opolskie104
18France – Corse103
19Belgium – Prov. Namur100
20Greece – Kriti100
21Romania – Sud – Muntenia100
22Romania – Centru99
23Romania – Vest99
24Bulgaria – Yuzhen tsentralen95
25Poland – Mazowieckie95
26Greece – Dytiki Ellada94
27Romania – Nord Vest91
28Poland – Zachodniopomorskie88
29Greece – Ionia Nisia87
30Portugal – Centro87
31Greece – Vorio Aigaio86
32Poland – Lódzkie86
33Poland – Swietokrzyskie86
34Poland – Kujawsko-Pomorskie86
35Portugal – Algarve86
36Czechia – Jihozápad84
37Hungary – Nyugat-Dunántúl84
38Poland – Lubelskie84
39Czechia – Strední Cechy82
40Hungary – Dél-Alföld82
41Greece – Anat. Makedonia, Thraki82

source: Eurostat

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