Spatial Vision published a visualisation of this dataset back in 2016/17. This refresh updates the dataset to contain data from 2006 to 2020. It is important to note that as of publishing (May 2020) data within the previous 6 months (to November 2019) is not considered to be complete.

View the updated crash stats visualisation here.

What is Crash Stats?

Crash stats is a dataset published by VicRoads which contains information about reported accidents across Victoria. Each incident record contains detailed information about the incident such as:

  • Accident time and data
  • Severity
  • Location
  • Person age and sex
  • How many people and if they were injured or killed
  • Vehicle type, make and manufacture date
  • The type of accident
  • Conditions such as the road surface, weather and lighting
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Figure 1 – Page areas of Interest

Upon opening the viewer you will be presented with the default map view. On the left top corner is the Legend and Layer activation pane. Here you can turn layers on and off. The data by default is displayed showing the relative speed zones that crashes occurred within. The description of colours can be seen in the Legend up the top left.

The Hostpots layer highlights areas which have had the most deaths.

(To enlarge video, right-click video while playing and select “Open video in new tab”)

On the right hand side you will see a list of statistics in the form of ‘Widgets’. These widgets are interactive and update as you explore the map and data.

(To enlarge video, right-click video while playing and select “Open video in new tab”)

Down the bottom of the screen you will find the search button where you can search for places to quickly navigate the map. There is also the timeline which shows all crash incidents over time.  This timeline is also interactive and will update as you explore the map and data.

(To enlarge video, right-click video while playing and select “Open video in new tab”)

Clicking on any statistic category or bar (in bar charts), will filter the data by that attribute. To inspect the attributes of an individual point, click on it.

The video example above has a number of filters applied to it. In this instance, it is showing crash incidents which involves bicycles, had serious injuries, occurred in the Melbourne Local Government Area during daytime between January 2018 and December 2018.

Access the crash stats visualisation here.

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