Road fatalities in Cyprus for 2019 were a little above the EU average, according to data released by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office.
In 2019 there were 59 deaths per million inhabitants in Cyprus, compared to 52 deaths per million inhabitants on average in the European Union.
When it comes to road injuries, 768 injuries per million inhabitants were recorded in 2019 in Cyprus, well under the EU average which stood at 2727 per million inhabitants.
The number of road deaths and injuries has declined significantly in Cyprus over the past decade. The number of road deaths fell from 89 per million inhabitants in 2009 to 59 in 2019, while the number of injuries fell from 2162 per million inhabitants in 2009 to 768 in 2019.
At a regional level, the highest incidence rates were recorded in the province of Luxembourg in Belgium (171 road fatalities per million inhabitants), and Região Autónoma da Madeira (165) and Alentejo (156) in Portugal.
The lowest incidence rates were recorded in Wien in Austria (6), Stockholm in Sweden (9) and Berlin in Germany (11).
Between 2009 and 2019, the incidence rate for road fatalities in the EU fell by almost one third (-32%). This downward development was repeated in more than 9 out of every 10 regions for which data were available.
The most rapid declines were recorded in Ciudad de Melilla in Spain (-100%), while two regions in Greece (Sterea Ellada and Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki), Wien in Austria, Västsverige in Sweden, and Luxembourg also recorded falls of more than 60%.
However, there were 19 regions across the EU where the incidence rate for road fatalities increased during this period.
Regional data are presented at NUTS 2 level. At this level of detail, Cyprus (as well as Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland and Liechtenstein) are considered single regions due to the size and population of these countries.