Transportation Safety and Security

Table S1: Summary of Transportation Safety Statistics for Aviation, Marine, Rail, Road and TDG, 2001 – 2011

  Aviation1 Marine2 Rail3 Road4 TDG5
Accidents  2011P 211 274 1,023 N/A  
2010R 234 297 1,075 122,820 342
2009R 231 328 1,043 123,524 325
2008 234 378 1,179 129,835 435
2007 258 400 1,320 141,080 424
2006 236 401 1,370 145,115 385
2005 248 417R 1,476 148,124 386
2004 241 440 1,413 147,600 370
2003 288 484 1,351 152,992 356
2002 260 423R 1,332 156,423 439
2001 286 441 1,431 151,387 436
Fatalities  2011P 60 12 71 N/A  
2010R 60 18 81 2,186 1
2009R 62 14 71 2,207 0
2008 44 24R 74 2,419 0
2007 43 13 84 2,761 0
2006 47 16 94 2,884 1
2005 48 20R 103 2,898 0
2004 34 27 101 2,731 1
2003 58 19 77 2777R 0
2002 44 27R 96 2,921 1
2001 59 28 98 2,756 1
Accident rates 2011F 5.3 19.5F 12 N/A  
2010E 5.7 18.0 12.8 1.0 N/A
2009R 6.1 22.4 13.3 1.0 N/A
2008 5.6 22.9R 13.0 1.1 N/A
2007 6.2 21.7 14.2 1.3 N/A
2006 6.1R 18.5R 14.3 1.4 N/A
2005 6.2 20.8 15.4 1.5 N/A
2004 6.1 23.0 15.3 1.4 N/A
2003 7.5 23.6 15.1 1.5 N/A
2002 7.0 21.1 14.9 1.6 N/A
2001 7.4 21.6 16.0 1.5 N/A

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. E= Estimated data. F= Forecast data. N/A = Not available. TDG= Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

Notes about the data:

Comparing accident numbers between modes: The reader should be cautioned in making comparisons across modes as the source and criteria for reporting accidents/incidents can vary from mode to mode. For example, the definitions of a Transportation Safety Board (TSB) reportable accident and incident vary among aviation, marine and rail. The type of risk exposure, frequency and magnitude of an accident, including the impact on public perception of safety, also vary. The TDG program, which includes accidents at the modal transportation facilities, does not cover dangerous goods transported in bulk on ships (as well as by pipeline) and therefore limits the type of data comparisons that can be made between in–transit TDG accidents across modes.

Comparing accident rates within and between modes and data limitations: The available activity measures (also referred to as risk exposure or denominator data) and accident numbers (nominator) for determining the rate are also particular to each mode and have their own set of limitations. For marine, data is collected only for commercial vessels over 15 gross tons. In addition, there have been data collection changes over the years. The units of million vessel-kilometres is being used for the ten–year accident rates for marine. For road, the available casualty rates are based on the number of registered vehicles rather than kilometres. For aviation, hours flown is more representative of risk exposure.

The ten–year trend for rail is available per million of train–miles. For all four modes, therefore, the available denominator for measuring activity, ranges in the degree of representation of all modal accidents. In addition, some available denominators must be estimated to account for data reporting changes in a certain year or for data lag for the most recent year.

The approximate exposure/activity level estimates for the transportation of dangerous goods lack the precision to provide reasonable accident rate trends. That said, the above denominators not only provide the approximate trends and point to changes in the exposure to risk, with other types of denominators available within the modal operations and for the TDG, they also provide a contextual foundation for the accident (nominator) data.
 

Comparing time periods: The data reported is preliminary for 2011, as accident/incident reports can be received or revised and updated after the annual report is finalized. The difference between the final and preliminary accident totals has historically been insignificant (e.g. about one per cent) for rail, marine and aviation. For road, collisions reported to the police are collected by the provinces/territories and provided to Transport Canada to develop the national casualty collision statistics. The one calendar year delay is due to the inherent difficulties in handling the collection and processing of high volumes of data (over 600,000 crash cases annually) and the compiling and release of statistics at the jurisdictional and then at the national levels.

In addition, the long–term comparisons can be affected to varying degrees by the industry, government or system–wide changes (e.g. industry restructuring, government devolution and commercialization of operations; regulatory changes, such as accident reporting requirements; and system improvements, including introduction of new technologies).

Comparing fatality numbers: The ten–year trends on annual fatality totals for marine and aviation, which show high fluctuations for some years, may be indicative of the high impact of rare multi–casualty fatal accidents in that year. This is in contrast to road, where the impact of multi–casualty collisions (e.g. pile–ups) on the comparatively very high annual total fatalities is proportionately low. For rail, the total annual fatalities can be influenced by fluctuations in trespasser fatalities, which account for the highest share of the total among all categories of fatal rail accidents.

1 Canadian–registered aircraft, other than ultra–lights, and based on the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). Accidents involving aircraft not operating in accordance with CARs (i.e. military and state aircraft not operating under CARs) are not included. Accident rates per 100,000 hours flown. The 2010 to 2011 hours flown are estimated due to data lag.

2 Accidents involving Canadian–registered vessels. Accident rates per million vessel-kilometres for commercial vessels, excluding fishing, over 15 GT (gross tons).

3 Railways under federal jurisdiction. Accident rates per million train–miles. Train–miles include main track miles and yard switching miles.

4 Road accident rates refer to fatality rates per 10,000 Motor Vehicle Registrations. Road accidents are casualty collisions, which exclude collisions in which only property is damaged.

5 TDG = Accidents where transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) were involved. Fatality data relate to only those deaths caused by the dangerous goods. The TDG program does not cover dangerous goods transported in bulk on ships or by pipeline. Dangerous goods accidents are “Reportable” when the quantity of dangerous goods released exceeds the amount listed in the table contained in Part 8 of the TDG Regulations. TDG accidents can occur while dangerous goods are being transported, while they are handled, or during temporary storage pending transport.

Source: Transportation Safety Board, Transport Canada and Statistics Canada

 

Figure S2: Accidents and Accident Rates per Activity Measure for Rail, Road, Marine and Aviation, 2001 - 2011

Rail Accidents and Accident Rates, 2001-2011

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These four graphs show the number of accidents and the accident rates for rail, road, marine and air. They generally show a downward trend in the number of accidents and a stable to downward trend in the accident rates.

Rail 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Accidents for railways under federal jurisdiction 1,431 1332 1,351 1,413 1,476 1,370 1320 1179 1043 1075  
Rate per million main track train miles 16 14.9 15.1 15.3 15.4 14.3 14.2 13 13.3 12.8  

 

Road Casualty Collisions and Fatality Rates, 2001-2011

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These four graphs show the number of accidents and the accident rates for rail, road, marine and air. They generally show a downward trend in the number of accidents and a stable to downward trend in the accident rates.

Road 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Casualty collisions 151,409 156442 153,304 147,684 148,154 145,130 141094 129816 126360    
Fatality rate per 10,000 motor vehicle registrations 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 1    

 

Canadian Marine Vessel Accidents and Accident Rates, 2001-2011

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These four graphs show the number of accidents and the accident rates for rail, road, marine and air. They generally show a downward trend in the number of accidents and a stable to downward trend in the accident rates.

Marine 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Canadian vessel accidents 441 423 484 440 417 401 400 378 328 297 274
Rate per million kms for commercial vessels over 15 gross tons 21.6 21.1 23.6 23 20.8 18.5 21.7 22.9 22.4 18 19.5

 

Air Accidents and Accident Rates, 2001-2011

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These four graphs show the number of accidents and the accident rates for rail, road, marine and air. They generally show a downward trend in the number of accidents and a stable to downward trend in the accident rates.

Air 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Accidents for canadian registered aircraft operating under CARs 286 260 288 241 248 236 258 233 231 234  
Rate per 100,000 hours flown 7.4 7 7.5 6.1 6.2 5.8 6.2 5.6 5.9 5.9  

 

Notes: N/A= Road data on accidents and casualties were not available for 2011. CARs= Canadian Aviation Regulations.

Sources: Transportation Safety Board, Transport Canada and Statistics Canada

 

Table S3: Railways Under Federal Jurisdiction, Accidents and Incidents, 2006-2011

  2006 20073 2008 2009 2010R 2011P Average
2006-2010
Accident Type
Crossing collision 243 218 221 188 181R 169 217.5
Trespasser accident 91 101 73 72 81 67 83.6
Main-track train derailment 139 159 129 67 80 103 114.8
Main-track train collision 2 9 6 5 80 3 20.4
Non-main track train derailment 703 631 570 497 541R 485 600.3
Non-main track train collision 110 102 91 95 93 88 98.2
Derailment involving track unit 1 2 5 20 11R 10 7.0
Collision involving track unit 16 28 22 30 23 23 23.8
Employee accident 12 14 11 12 9 10 11.6
Passenger accident 3 4 1 0 0 1 1.6
Rolling stock with object 11 4 6 14 3 17 7.6
Rolling stock with abandoned vehicle 2 12 15 10 9 4 9.6
Rolling stock damage without derail./coll. 12 11 17 13 11 20 12.8
Fire 25 25 12 20 30 23 22.4
Total Accidents 1,370 1,320 1,179 1,043 1076R 1,023 1228.0
 
Incident Type
Main-track switch in abnormal position 7 7 13 4 5 10 7.2
Movement exceeds limits of authority 101 106 111 106 102 118 105.2
Signal less restrictive than required 6 0 3 1 4 3 2.8
Unprotected overlap of authorities 7 8 7 7 3 7 6.4
Runaway rolling stock 12 13 16 11 5R 15 13.0
Crew member incapacitated 5 1 2 0 1 0 1.8
Dangerous goods leaker 83 88 64 78 40R 51 78.3
Total Incidents 221 223 216 207 160R 204 216.8
 
Million Train-Miles (MTM) 1 95.5 92.8 90.9 78.4 84.1 85.2 88.3
Accidents per MTM - Accident Rate 14.3 14.2 13.0 13.3 12.8 12.0 13.5
 
Accidents Fatalities
Crossing collision 28 25 26 19 24 25 24.4
Trespasser accident 59 56 47 52 55 45 53.8
Other 7 3 1 0 2 1 2.6
Total Fatalities 94 84 74 71 81 71 80.8
 
Accident Injuries
Crossing collision 29 21 36 21 28 21 27.0
Trespasser accident 28 27 20 16 19 21 22.0
Other 11 10 7 13 15 9 11.2
Total Injuries 68 58 63 50 62 51 60.2
 
Dangerous Goods Involved in Accidents 184 189 151 132 141 117 159.4
Passenger Train Accidents 72 83 79 68 62 70 72.8
Passenger Train Miles (PTM) 2 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.8
Passenger Rate 10.6 12.2 11.6 10.1 9.3 10.7 10.8

Notes: R= Revised. P = Preliminary data as of January 31, 2012. The reported occurrences cover only the federal jurisdiction. Final figures over preliminary and estimated figures historically have changed less than one per cent. Fatalities and serious injuries involved in incidents are not included in the Fatality and Serious Injury totals. For accident and reportable incident definitions, see Transportation Safety Board Regulation Web site: http://www.tsb.gc.ca.
 

1 Train-miles include main track-miles and yard switching miles.

2 PTM = Passenger train-miles; figures are estimated.

3 In 2007, the Transportation Safety Board requested the reporting of missing accident data from one railway that had misinterpreted the accident reporting criteria. The accident data was revised between the years 2001 and 2006.

Therefore, comparisons with years prior to 2001 should be done with caution.

Source: Transport Canada adapted from the Transportation Safety Board, Transport Canada (activity data)

 

Table S4: Railways Under Federal Jurisdiction, Accidents by Province/Territory, 2006-2011

Province/Territory Data 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P Average
2006-2010
Alberta Occurrences 273 279 246 229 245 210 254.4
Fatalities 15 12 6 6 12 7 10.2
Injuries (serious) 13 10 11 10 13 9 11.4
British Columbia Occurrences 220 245 204 171 176 179 203.2
Fatalities 13 9 4 9 10 8 9.0
Injuries (serious) 9 12 9 11 10 14 10.2
Manitoba Occurrences 105 109 114 116 114 101 111.6
Fatalities 3 4 4 4 4 3 3.8
Injuries (serious) 9 7 7 3 6 4 6.4
New Brunswick Occurrences 33 25 24 18 18 23 23.6
Fatalities 0 3 2 3 1 3 1.8
Injuries (serious) 1 3 1 0 0 1 1.0
Newfoundland and Labrador Occurrences 4 1 1 4 4 3 2.8
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Injuries (serious) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Occurrences 1 2 0 4 0 1 1.4
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Injuries (serious) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nova Scotia Occurrences 20 13 7 8 7 6 11.0
Fatalities 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.6
Injuries (serious) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.6
Ontario Occurrences 399 363 327 287 266R 254 344.0
Fatalities 47 45 36 33 35 36 39.2
Injuries (serious) 22 17 24 12 12 13 17.4
Quebec Occurrences 216 153 145 115 123 123 150.4
Fatalities 14 8 17 8 11 12 11.6
Injuries (serious) 10 5 3 8 15 7 8.2
Saskatchewan Occurrences 99 130 111 91 123 123 110.8
Fatalities 2 2 5 7 7 2 4.6
Injuries (serious) 3 4 7 6 4 3 4.8
Total Occurrences 1,370 1,320 1,179 1,043 1076R 1,023 1228.0
Total Fatalities 94 84 74 71 81 71 80.8
Total Injuries  68 58 63 50 62 51 60.2

Note: R= Revised data. P = Preliminary data as of January 31, 2012

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from the Transportation Safety Board

 

Table S5: Railways under Federal Jurisdiction, Crossing and Tresspasser Accidents, 2006 - 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Crossing Collision 243 218 221 188 181R 169 217.5
Public automated 119 106 114 101 88R 86 110.0
Public passive 79 75 63 56 67 60 68.0
Private 43 31 38 30 24 15 33.2
Farm 2 6 6 1 2 8 3.4
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
 
Trespasser Accidents 91 101 73 72 81 67 83.6
Fatalities 59 56 47 52 55 45 53.8
Serious Injuries 28 27 20 16 19 21 22.0
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nova Scotia 0 2 1 0 0 1 0.6
New Brunswick 1 4 2 3 1 2 2.2
Quebec 9 12 13 12 13 9 11.8
Ontario 43 47 37 35 35 32 39.4
Manitoba 5 7 4 1 3 1 4.0
Saskatchewan 2 0 3 4 3 2 2.4
Alberta 17 14 7 4 9 7 10.2
British Columbia 14 15 6 13 17 13 13.0

Note: P=Preliminary data R= Revised data as of January 31, 2012

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from the Transportation Safety Board

 

TABLE S6: ROAD CASUALTY COLLISIONS, FATALITIES AND INJURIES, WITH RATES (PER 10,000 MVR AND BILLION VEHICLE-KILOMETRES), 1991 - 2010

Year Casualty
Collisions1R
Fatalities2 Injuries3R MVR
(thousands)
Vehicle-Kilometres
(millions)
Fatality Rate/
10,000 MVR
Injury Rate/
10,000 MVR
Fatality Rate/ Billion
Vehicle-Km
Injury Rate/ Billion
Vehicle-Km
1991-2000 Average 159,823 3,185 230,786 17,187 N/A 1.9 133.9 N/A N/A
2001 151,387 2,756 219,219 18,102 310,172.9 1.5 119.6 8.9 697.9
2002 156,423 2,921 225,602 18,617 315,815.0 1.6 119.6 9.2 705.1
2003 152,992 2777R 218,924 18,868 312,616.5 1.5 114.6 8.9 691.4
2004 147,600 2,731 208,856 19,081 311,783.3 1.4 108.0 8.8 661.1
2005 148,124 2,898 207,623 19,353 315,297.5 1.5 105.8 9.2 649.3
2006 145,115 2,884 202,854 20,065 326,144.9 1.4 99.7 8.8 613.1
2007 141,080 2,761 195,505 20,593 332,274.6 1.3 93.6 8.3 580.1
2008 129,835 2,419 178,874 21,087 325,610.6 1.1 83.7 7.4 541.9
2009 123,524 2207R 172,632 21,387 333,287.0 1.0R 79.7R 6.6R 511.3R
2010E 122,820 2,186 171,694 21,691 333,287.0 1.0 78.1 6.6 508.5
2005-2009 Average 137,536 2,634 188,862 20,497 326,522.9 1.3 92.5 8.1 578.4

Notes: MVR = Motor Vehicle Registrations. N/A = Not Available. R= Revised. E= Estimated.

Data for Nunavut are not reported for 2001, except fatalities.

Data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Data for NL are estimated for 2009 and 2010

Vehicle Kilometers and MVRs are estimated for 2010

  1. "Casualty collisions" exclude collisions involving property damage only.
  2. "Fatalities" include all those who died as a result of involvement in a reportable traffic collision within 30 days of its occurrence.
  3. "Injuries" include all those who suffered any visible injury or complained of pain.

Source: Collision statistics: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB).

Motor Vehicle Registrations: 1991-1998: Statistics Canada, Catalogue No 53-219; 2000-2009: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, Table 405-0004.

Vehicle-Kilometres: Statistics Canada, Catalogue No. 53-223-XIE, "Canadian Vehicle Survey"

 

TABLE S7: ROAD CASUALTY RATES (FATALITIES AND INJURIES PER BILLION VEHICLE-KILOMETRES) BY PROVINCE/TERRITORY, 2009 AND 2010

  Fatalities1 Injuries2
2009R 2010E 2009R 2010E
Canada 6.6 6.6 511.3 508.5
Newfoundland and Labrador 6.9 5.0 439.6 439.6
Prince Edward Island 10.2 8.6 589.2 529.8
Nova Scotia 7.1 6.5 474.7 479.5
New Brunswick 8.3 11.7 480.7 433.6
Quebec 7.1 6.7 592.2 595.5
Ontario 4.2 4.2 490.7 490.7
Manitoba 7.3 7.4 615.9 601.1
Saskatchewan 12.0 13.1 524.0 504.2
Alberta 7.1 6.9 385.6 367.2
British Columbia 10.4 10.2 574.2 590.0
Yukon 13.7 7.8 341.1 429.3
Northwest Territories 15.9 9.5 473.9 359.4
Nunavut 65.1 65.1 1,368.1 1,335.5

Notes: Data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Data for NL are estimated for 2009 and 2010 Vehicle Kilometers are estimated for 2010
R= Revised data. E= Estimated data.

1 "Fatalities" include all those who died as a result of involvement in a reportable traffic collision within 30 days of its occurrence.

2 "Injuries" include all those who suffered any visible injury or complained of pain.

Source: Collision statistics: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB).

Vehicle-Kilometres: Statistics Canada, Catalogue No. 53-223-XIE, "Canadian Vehicle Survey".

 

TABLE S8: MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT FATALITIES AND SEAT BELT WEARING RATES, 2000 - 2010

Year Motor vehicle
occupant fatalities1
Index of motor
vehicle occupant
fatalities 1988=100.0
Seat belt use -
passenger car drivers
(percent)
Seat belt use - 
occupants of light-duty
vehicles (percent)
Occupant fatalities where
victims were not using
seat belts (percent)
2000 2188R 69.3 92.2 90.1 37.8
2001 2,085 66.0 91.8 89.9 40.4
2002 2,225 70.5 89.1 87.4 37.7
2003 2071R 65.6 89.1 87.4 39.0
2004 2,013 63.7 92.4 90.5 40.0
2005 2,158 68.3 92.4 90.5 35.0
2006 2,104 66.6 93.8 92.5 37.4
2007 1,998 63.3 93.8 92.5 37.6
2008 1,753 55.5 93.8 92.5 37.2
2009R 1,571 49.7 95.2 95.3 34.4
2010E 1,562 49.5 95.2 95.3 36.9

Notes:

R= Revised. E= Estimated.

1 "Fatalities" include all those who died as a result of involvement in a reportable traffic collision within 30 days of its occurrence.

Seat Belt Use Data:

  • The same percentages were used for 2002 and 2003, based on the combined results of the 2002 rural and the 2003 urban seat belt surveys.
  • The same percentages were used for 2004 and 2005, based on the combined results of the 2004 rural and the 2005 urban seat belt surveys.
  • The same percentages were used for 2006, 2007 and 2008, based on the combined results of the 2006 rural and the 2007 urban seat belt surveys.
  • An observational survey of seat belt use in rural communities across Canada was conducted in September 2009; the same survey was conducted in urban communities in September 2010.

Fatality data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Fatality data for Newfoundand and Labrador are estimated for 2009 and 2010

Source: Collision statistics: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB).

Seat Belt Use: Transport Canada’s Surveys of Seat Belt Use in Canada, TP2436.

 

TABLE S9: PERCENTAGE OF FATALLY INJURED DRIVERS TESTED AND FOUND TO HAVE BEEN DRINKING (BAC > 0 mg%) AND THE NUMBER OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING OFFENCES, 2000 - 2010

Year 1-80 mg% 81-160 mg%1 >160 mg% 1 Had Been
Drinking
BAC>0 mg%
Persons charged
with impaired
driving offences2
Rate3
2000 6.3 8.2 21.1 35.6 79,225 258
2001 5.8 8.9 23.2 37.9 82,718 267
2002 5.9 9.2 19.9 35.0 80,045 255
2003 6.3 10.0 22.0 38.3 77,645 245
2004 6.8R 9.5 18.4 34.7 80,339 251
2005 5.5 10.7 20.3R 36.5 78,370 243
2006 6.9 9.4 20.8 37.1 74,331 228
2007 7.4 8.5 22.2R 38.1 79,395 241
2008 5.8R 10.3 22.6R 38.7 84,694 254
2009R 5.3 9.8 22.5 37.6 88,303 262
2010E 4 6.5 11.5 20.4 38.4 84,397 247

Notes: R= Revised data. E = Estimated data. N/A= Not Available. BAC: Blood Alcohol Concentration.
mg% = Weight of alcohol in the bloodstream stated as milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood.

1 Prior to 2001, BAC categories were reported as 81-150 mg% and >150 mg%.

2 Includes impaired operation of a vehicle causing death, causing bodily harm, alcohol rate over 80 mg, failure/refusal to provide a breath/blood sample. Before 2004, Vancouver Police only reported incidents of impaired driving when a charge had been laid. As of 2004, their data also include incidents where the driver was tested to be over .08 and received a road-side suspension. This resulted in 1,990 more impaired driving incidents being reported in 2004 than 2003.

3 Persons charged with impaired driving offences: rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 population.
The population estimated come from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.

4 The BAC information is preliminary and only reflects an estimate based on a subset of the jurisdictions.

Source: BAC: 'The Alcohol Crash Problem in Canada' Strategies to Reduce Impaired Driving, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Ottawa, Canada
Impaired driving charges: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, "Crime Statistics in Canada", Cat. 85-002-X

 

TABLE S10: COMMERCIAL AND OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED IN FATAL COLLISIONS BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2005-2010

Vehicle Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2005-2009
Average
2010E
Commercial Vehicles: All buses 29 22 39 36 27 30.6 29
Straight trucks >4,536 kgR 186 213 189 192 159 187.8 150
Tractor-TrailersR 306 331 329 258 232 291.2 227
Total Commercial Vehicles 521 566 557 486 418 509.6 406
Non-commercial vehicles involved with NSC vehicles 1 471 592 486 399 391 467.8 328
Total vehicles in collisions involving commercial vehicles 992 1,158 1,043 885 809 977.4 734
Total all other vehicles involved 3,157 3,140 2,925 2,586 2,463 2,854.2 2,395
Total of all vehicles involved 4,149 4,298 3,968 3,471 3,272 3,831.6 3,129

Notes: R= Revised data. E= Estimated data.

1 NSC= National Safety Code. Heavy vehicles are regulated by the National Safety Code and are often referred to as NSC vehicles. The NSC is a code of minimum performance standards for the safe operation of commercial vehicles, agreed to by all jurisdictions in Canada. For more information on the NSC, see: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safevehicles-motorcarriers-safetycode-index-290.htm

Data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Data for Newfoundland and Labrador are estimated for 2009 and 2010

Source: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB) 
 

 

TABLE S11: FATALITIES1 RESULTING FROM COMMERCIAL AND OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED IN FATAL COLLISIONS BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2005-2010

Vehicle Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2005-2009
Average
2010E
All buses 1 2 18 6 2 5.8 3
Straight trucks >4,536 kgR 41 46 36 37 34 38.8 30
Tractor-trailers 37 44 46 42 36 41.0 32
Commercial vehicle occupant total 79 92 100 85 72 85.6 65
Occupants of other vehicles involved with commercial vehicles 424 410 392 346 279 370.2 265
Bicyclists 12 15 14 11 11 12.6 18
Pedestrians 58 49 58 63 67 59.0 51
Total fatalities in collisions involving commercial vehicles 573 566 564 505 429 527.4 399
Fatalities in all other collisions 2,325 2,318 2,197 1,914 1,778 2,106.4 1,787
Total 2,898 2,884 2,761 2,419 2,207 2,633.8 2,186

Notes: R= Revised data. E= Estimated data.

1 "Fatalities" include all those who died as a result of involvement in a reportable traffic collision within 30 days of its occurrence.

Data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Data for Newfoundland and Labrador are estimated for 2009 and 2010

Source: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB)

 

TABLE S12: FATALITIES1 BY ROAD USER CLASS, 2005 - 2010

Road User Class 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2005-2009
Average
2010E
Drivers 1,498 1,513 1,409 1,275 1,142 1,367.4 1,100
Passengers 682 612 614 499 437 568.8 472
Pedestrians 342 376 376 299 309 340.4 309
Bicyclists 52 73 65 42 39 54.2 50
Motorcyclists 233 212 225 216 194 216.0 176
Not stated 91 98 72 88 86 87.0 79
Total 2,898 2,884 2,761 2,419 2,207 2,633.8 2,186

Notes: R= Revised data. E= Estimated data.

1 "Fatalities" include all those who died as a result of involvement in a reportable traffic collision within 30 days of its occurrence.

Data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Data for Newfoundland and Labrador are estimated for 2009 and 2010

Source: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB).

 

TABLE S13: VEHICLES INVOLVED IN FATAL COLLISIONS BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2005-2010

Vehicle Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2005-2009
Average
2010E
Automobile 2,088 2,097 1913R 1604R 1,492 1,892.3 1,609
Passenger van 233 271 221 241 202 233.6 169
Light utility vehicle 59 47 64 53 66 57.8 51
Pickup truck 440 475 443 395 370 424.6 383
Cargo van 66R 50 60R 41R 50 50.0 48
Other truck/van < 4,536kg 280 320 287 236 213 267.2 113
Truck: Tractor-Trailer 306 331 329 258 232 291.2 227
Trucks >4 536 kg 186 213 189 192 159 187.8 150
Bus: School 7 5 13 11 12 9.6 12
Urban 8 8 11 9 6 8.4 8
Intercity 1 3 4 4 4 3.2 3
Bus unspecified 13 6 11 12 5 9.4 6
Motorcycle and Moped 243 226 227 221 205 224.4 191
Bicycle 59 77 70 52 41 59.8 60
Farm and construction equipment 29 14 22 25 40 26.0 18
Snowmobile  15 20 16 15 14 16.0 14
Streetcar 8 6 6 8 2 6.0 2
Motorhome 11 7 2 1 6 5.4 2
Off-road vehicle 30 40 24 36 34 32.8 27
Fire Engine 1 1 3 1 0 1.2 0
Other 28 31R 21R 30R 29 28.5 21
Unknown vehicle type 38 50 32 26 90 47.2 15
Total 4,149 4,298 3,968 3,471 3,272 3,831.6 3,129

Notes: R= Revised data. E= Estimated data.

Data for Ontario are preliminary for 2009 and estimated for 2010. Data for Newfoundland and Labrador are estimated for 2009 and 2010

Source: Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation, National Collision Database (NCDB).

 

TABLE S14: MARINE OCCURRENCES, 2006 - 2011

 Canadian Vessels
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Accidents 337 400 378 328R 297 274 353.0
Shipping Accidents 297 348 329 289 254 247 303.4
Collision 18 12 16 14 9 12 13.8
Capsizing 17 12 12 8 8 2 11.4
Foundering/Sinking 24 20 32 22 19 13 23.4
Fire/Explosion 48 44 56 47 47 46 48.4
Grounding 90 83 63 100 88 63 84.8
Striking 43R 50 46 36 29 45 40.3
Ice damage 2 25 15 0 1 0 8.6
Propeller/Rudder/Structural damage 54 28 15 8 3 12 21.6
Flooding 44 48 45 30 20 23 37.4
Other 21R 26 29 24 30 31 27.3
Accidents Aboard Ship 40 52 49 39R 43 27 46.0
 
Fatalities 12 3 24R 14R 18 12 11.0
Shipping Accidents 12 3 15R 7 11 3 8.3
Accidents Aboard Ship 4R 10R 9 7R 7 9 8.0
 
Injuries 64 73R 59R 55 52 32 57.0
Shipping Accidents 26 29 17R 21 14 10 22.5
Accidents Aboard Ship 38 44R 42 34 38 22 38.0
 
Number of Vessels Involved in Shipping Accidents
(by Vessel Category)
388 376 368 313 270 274 343.0
Commercial  
Cargo 5 6 6 7 5 4 5.8
Bulk carrier/OBO 31 34 32 25 23 21 29.0
Tanker 6 3 3 5 6 7 4.6
Tug 26 39 46 21 19 23 30.2
Barge 33 28 28 25 16 21 26.0
Ferry 26 25 30 22 20 22 24.6
Passenger 19 16 14 14 12 12 15.0
Service 19 23 22 31 21 24 23.2
Offshore 2 2 1 4 0 4 1.8
Survey/Research 6 1 4 5 4 5 4.0
Other 4 6 3 8 5 2 5.2
Fishing 198 184 172 135 134 117 164.6
Non-commercial 13 9 7 11 5 12 9.0
 
Commercial Accident Rate  
Commercial vessels (≥15 GT) 139 150 149R 123 106 119 129.5
Million vessel-kms 7.5 6.9 6.5 5.5 5.9 6.1 6.5
Accident Rate / million vessel-kms 18.5 21.7 22.9R  22.4R 18.0 19.5 19.4
Thousand vessel tripsR 39,809 34,781 30,245 25,169 25,696 26,700 31,140.0
Accident Rate / thousand vessel trips 3.5 4.3 4.9R 4.9R 4.1 4.5 4.0
 
Vessels Lost 34 31 34 27 25 22 30.2
Commercial 9 7 7 9 2 1 6.8
Fishing 24 22 27 16 23 21 22.4
Non-commercial 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.0
 
Incidents  (Mandatory) 174 182 202 163 186 155 181.4

 

 Foreign Vessels
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Accidents 71 60 42 66 57 48 59.2
Shipping Accidents 61 50 32 52 45 38 48.0
Accidents Aboard Ship 10 10 10 14 12 10 11.2
 
Number of Vessels Involved in Shipping Accidents (by Vessel Category) 73 60 42 63 51 48 57.8
Commercial 63 53 38 57 47 44 51.6
Fishing 10 6 1 5 2 4 4.8
Non-commercial 0 1 3 1 2 0 1.4
 
Fatalities 2 2 6R 1 0 3 1.3
Shipping Accidents 0 0 4R 0 0 0 0.0
Accidents Aboard Ship 2 2 2 1 0 3 1.4
 
Injuries 15 8 8 13 14 7 11.6
Shipping Accidents 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2
Accidents Aboard Ship 15 8 8 13 13 7 11.4
 
Vessels Lost 1 0 1 0 2 0 0.8
Incidents  (Mandatory) 61 78 74R 84 49 66 68.0

 

 Total Marine Occurrences
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Accidents 408 460 420 394R 354 322 410.5
Shipping Accidents 358 398 361 341 299 285 351.4
Accidents Aboard Ship 50 62 59 53R 55 37 56.5
Fatalities 14 5 30R 1R 18 15 12.3
Injuries 79 8 67R 68 66 39 55.3
Vessels Involved in Shipping Accidents 461 436 410 376 321 322 400.8
Vessels Lost 35 31 35 27 27 22 31.0
Incidents  (Mandatory) 235 260 276R 247 235 221 244.3

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. OBO = Oil/Bulk/Ore. GT = Gross tons.

  • Canadian vessel statistics comprise all occurrences where at least one Canadian vessel was involved (may also include foreign vessels); foreign vessel statistics comprise occurrences in Canadian waters where no Canadian vessel was involved.
  • The Accident Rate is calculated for shipping accidents of Canadian commercial vessels (including passenger but excluding fishing) of ≥ 15 gross tons, as vessel activity is captured for these vessel sizes only. The Transport Canada (TC) rate differs slightly from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) rate due to the capture of passenger vessels by Transport Canada.
  • For international voyages, vessel-kilometres are calculated within the 12 nautical mile limit.
  • Injuries include both serious and minor injuries.
  • Vessels lost include constructive total losses.
  • Marine Incident reporting has changed whereby an incident type that was previously entered as a "voluntary" incident is now captured as a "reportable" incident. Historical data have been changed resulting in higher totals than were published in previous year reports.
  • Due to revisions in data capture from Statistics Canada, historical figures for vessel movement have been amended.
  • It should be noted that statistical figures can change from year to year, as the data are acquired from a live database that is updated as information is obtained. This is particularly relevant in the most recent year numbers that are preliminary at the time of reporting.
  • For the TSB definitions of reportable accidents and incidents, please see Appendix B: http://tsb-bst.gc.ca/eng/stats/marine/2010/ss10.asp#.appendix_b

Source: Transportation Safety Board (figures preliminary as of February 23, 2012), Statistics Canada and Transport Canada

 

Table S15: Marine Occurrences by Region 2006 - 2011

 Western Region
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Shipping Accidents 124 102 109 114 89 89 107.6
Accidents Aboard Ship 15 20 15 21 13 9 16.8
Vessels Involved In Shipping Accidents (by type of vessel) 142 116 131 127 97 103 122.6
Cargo/OBO/Tanker 12 5 7 14 5 6 8.6
Ferry/Passenger 25 12 15 15 9 13 15.2
Tug/Barge 38 42 48 24 23 28 35.0
Fishing 51 43 54 49 48 39 49.0
Others 10 10 4 21 10 9 11.0
Pleasure Craft 6 4 3 4 2 8 3.8
Vessels lost 15 11 10 8 5 3 9.8
Fatalities 6 8 9 6 6 5 7.0
Reported Incidents (Mandatory) 84 68 146 111 117 120 105.2

 

 Maritimes/Newfoundland Regions
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Shipping Accidents 174 152 138 101 102 102 133.4
Accidents aboard ship 15 12 11 14 10 14 12.4
Vessels Involved In Shipping Accidents (by type of vessel) 183 158 152 109 109 112 142.2
Cargo/OBO/Tanker 15 6 5 5 6 13 7.4
Ferry/Passenger 8 9 16 17 8 11 11.6
Tug/Barge 4 1 4 4 4 6 3.4
Fishing 138 131 108 70 77 66 104.8
Others 15 10 15 10 13 16 12.6
Pleasure Craft 3 1 4 3 1 0 2.4
Vessels lost 18 18 23 13 18 17 18.0
Fatalities 9 5 15R 6 8 9 7.0
Reported Incidents (Mandatory) 32 49 25 28 20 13 30.8

 

 Central Regional
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Shipping Accidents 46 51 45 36 41 26 43.8
Accidents aboard ship 4 9 14 7R 9 2 9.0
Vessels Involved In Shipping Accidents (by type of vessel) 50 55 51 39 44 30 47.8
Cargo/OBO/Tanker 30 28 29 22 25 18 26.8
Ferry/Passenger 7 11 2 0 9 3 5.8
Tug/Barge 6 9 12 7 3 4 7.4
Fishing 2 1 1 1 2 1 1.4
Others 1 6 5 7 3 3 4.4
Pleasure Craft 4 0 2 2 2 1 2.0
Vessels lost 1 0 2 1 1 0 1.0
Fatalities 0 1 1R 1R 1 0 0.7
Reported Incidents (Mandatory) 33 45 28 34 43 28 36.6

 

 Laurentian Region
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Shipping Accidents 61 76 56 78 54 60 65.0
Accidents aboard ship 11 16 15 10 19 12 14.2
Vessels Involved In Shipping Accidents (by type of vessel) 66 87 60 89 57 69 71.8
Cargo/OBO/Tanker 35 38 25 39 27 25 32.8
Ferry/Passenger 3 10 12 8 8 13 8.2
Tug/Barge 8 17 7 12 8 8 10.4
Fishing 15 15 9 20 9 15 13.6
Others 5 3 7 7 4 6 5.2
Pleasure Craft 0 4 0 3 1 2 1.6
Vessels lost 0 2 0 3 1 2 1.2
Fatalities 2 0 3 2 2 1 1.8
Reported Incidents (Mandatory) 78 89 67 66 45 56 69.0

 

 Arctic Region
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Shipping Accidents 4 3 5 6 5 1 4.6
Accidents aboard ship 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.0
Vessels Involved In Shipping Accidents (by type of vessel) 4 4 5 6 5 1 4.8
Cargo/OBO/Tanker 0 1 1 0 3 0 1.0
Ferry/Passenger 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.6
Tug/Barge 1 0 2 3 0 0 1.2
Fishing 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.2
Others 1 2 1 3 1 1 1.6
Pleasure Craft 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.2
Vessels lost 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.6
Fatalities 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.4
Reported Incidents (Mandatory) 2 0 2R 2 3 1 1.8

 

 Foreign Waters
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Shipping Accidents 13 14 8 6 8 7 9.8
Accidents aboard ship 2 4 3 1 4 0 2.8
Vessels Involved In Shipping Accidents (by type of vessel) 16 16 11 6 9 7 11.6
Cargo/OBO/Tanker 11 12 6 4 7 4 8.0
Ferry/Passenger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tug/Barge 3 3 4 0 1 0 2.2
Fishing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Others 0 1 0 2 0 2 0.6
Pleasure Craft 0 0 1 0 1 1 0.4
Vessels lost 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.4
Fatalities 0 0 2 0 1 0 0.6
Reported Incidents (Mandatory) 6 9 8 6 7 3 7.2

Notes:   R= Revised data.    P= Preliminary data.  OBO = Oil/Bulk/Ore.

  • Occurrence statistics comprise Canadian-flag vessels as well as foreign-flag vessels in Canadian waters.
  • Regions identified are the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) regions.
  • Pleasure craft are only recorded when involved with a commercial or fishing vessel or engaged in a commercial activity, e.g. charter.
  • Foreign Waters: occurrences that involve Canadian vessels outside Canadian waters.
  • Marine Incident reporting has changed whereby an incident type that was previously entered as "voluntary" incident is now captured as a "reportable" incident.  Historical data has been changed resulting in higher totals than were published in previous year reports.
  • It should be noted that statistical figures can change from year to year, as the data are acquired from a live database that is updated as information is obtained.  This is particularly relevant in the most recent year numbers that are preliminary at the time of reporting.
  • For the TSB definitions of reportable accidents and incidents, please see Appendix B: http://tsb-bst.gc.ca/eng/stats/marine/2010/ss10.asp#appendix_b

Source: Transportation Safety Board (figures preliminary as of February 23, 2012)

 

TABLE S16: SMALL CANADIAN VESSELS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY - MARINE OCCURRENCES, 2006 - 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Total Accidents 69R 65 83 74 69 47 72.8
Shipping Accidents 65R 56 70 63 60 44 62.3
Accidents Aboard Ship 4 9 13 11 9 3 9.2
 
Vessels Involved in Shipping Accidents
(By type of vessel)
69R 58 80 68 62 47 67.0
Cargo 1 1 2 0 1 0 1.0
Ferry 4 1 4 0 3 0 2.4
Passenger 16 3 11 10 7 4 9.4
Tug 20 22 34 11 15 15 20.4
Barge 7R 10 5 9 7 9 7.8
Fishing 2R 2 4 1 4 3 2.8
Other 19R 19 20 37 25 16 25.3
 
Vessels Involved in Shipping Accidents
(By vessel activity)
69R 58 80R 68 62 47 62.7
Charter 14 13 21 17 15 11 16.0
Passenger 7 3 8 3 7 1 5.6
Commerce 2R 8 14 8 3 4 8.3
Towing Operations 20R 18 20 7 11 13 14.0
Other 26R 16 17R 33 26 18 25.0
 
Fatalities 1R 4 8R 1 4 0 3.0
Injuries 15 12 21R 17 14 8 14.5
Vessels Lost 4 7 8 7 2 1 5.6
Incidents 29R 42R 44R 33 44 41 38.5

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data.

  • During the year 1999, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) commenced to capture the vessel's activity (purpose of voyage) at the time of an occurrence. In this table, the vessel type (i.e. fishing)
    was assumed to be the intention of the voyage, when the activity was not reported.
  • It should be noted that statistical figures can change from year to year, as the data are acquired from a live database that is updated as information is obtained. This is particularly relevant in the most recent
    year numbers that are preliminary at the time of reporting and when criteria such as tonnage is a factor.
  • During the year 1999, the TSB commenced to capture the vessel's activity (purpose of voyage) at the time of an occurrence. In this table, the vessel category was assumed to be the intention of the voyage,
    when the activity was not reported.

1 Small vessels are 150 gross tons (GT) or less. The Transportation Safety Board estimates that the majority of vessels of unknown tonnage are under 15 GT, and these vessels are identified.

  • It should be noted that statistical figures can change from year to year, as the data are acquired from a live database that is updated as information is obtained. This is particularly relevant in the most recent
    year numbers that are preliminary at the time of reporting and when criteria such as tonnage is a factor.
  • For the Transportation Safety Board definitions of reportable accidents and incidents, please see Appendix B: http:/tsb-bst.gc.ca/eng/stats/marine/2010/ss10.asp#appendix_b

Source: Transportation Safety Board (figures preliminary as of February 23, 2012)

 

TABLE S17: SMALL CANADIAN VESSELS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY - MARINE OCCURRENCES, 2006 - 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Total Accidents
Shipping Accidents 97 99R 79R 55R 60R 43 97.0
Shipping Accident Fatalities 1R 0 6 6 4 1 4.0
Vessels Lost 10R 14 15 10 14R 9 13.0
Accident aboard ship fatalities 0 1 0 0 0 4 0.2
 
VESSELS <=15 GT
Shipping Accidents 63R 56R 60R 52R 50 54 50.0
Shipping Accident Fatalities 4 1 2 0 3 1 2.0
Vessels Lost 12 7 8 4 5 11 7.2
Accidents aboard ship 3 4 4 3 2 5 3.2
Accident aboard ship fatalities 1 2 3 2 2 3 2.0
 
VESSELS of Unknown GT1
Shipping Accidents 28R 17R 11 17R 12 10 11.5
Shipping Accident Fatalities 3 0 2 1 0 0 1.2
Vessels Lost 2 1 1 2 4 1 2.0
Accident aboard ship fatalities 1 2 0 0 1R 2 0.8
 
Total Shipping Accidents  188R 172R 150R 124R 122R 107 151.2
Total Shipping Accident Fatalities  8R 1 10 7 7 2 6.3
Total Vessels Lost  24R 22 24 16 23R 21 20.7
Total Accidents aboard ship  14 18R 11 14 12R 14 13.0
Total Accident aboard ship fatalities  2 5 3 2 12R 9 3.0
  • The Shipping Accident and Accident Aboard Ship figures are the number of vessels involved.
  • During the year 1999, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) commenced to capture the vessel's activity (purpose of voyage) at the time of an occurrence. In this table, the vessel type (i.e. fishing) was assumed to be the intention of the voyage, when the activity was not reported.
  • It should be noted that statistical figures can change from year to year, as the data are acquired from a live database that is updated as information is obtained. This is particularly relevant in the most recent year numbers that are preliminary at the time of reporting and when criteria such as tonnage is a factor.
  • During the year 1999, the TSB commenced to capture the vessel's activity (purpose of voyage) at the time of an occurrence. In this table, the vessel category was assumed to be the intention of the voyage, when the activity was not reported.

1 Small vessels are 150 gross tons (GT) or less. The Transportation Safety Board estimates that the majority of vessels of unknown tonnage are under 15 GT, and these vessels are identified.

  • It should be noted that statistical figures can change from year to year, as the data are acquired from a live database that is updated as information is obtained. This is particularly relevant in the most recent year numbers that are preliminary at the time of reporting and when criteria such as tonnage is a factor.

Source: Transportation Safety Board (figures preliminary as of February 23, 2012)

 

Figure S17A: Recreational Boating Fatalities 2001-2008

Figure S17A: Recreational Boating Fatalities: 2001-2008

[text version]

This graph shows that boating fatalities in Canada reached 125 in 2008, after spending the previous three years below the 100-level. This is the highest number of fatalities in the 2001-2008 period.

Sources: Boating Immersion and Trauma Deaths in Canada: 18 years of Research (1991-2008)

 

Table S18: Aviation Occurrences and Casualties Involving Aircraft Operating Under CARs, 2006 – 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P 2006-2010
Average
Canadian-Registered Aircraft Accidents1 236 258 234R 231 234 211 239.8
Type of Operation   
Airliner 4 4 5 1 6 2 4.0
Commuter 1 2 5 3 6 4 3.4
Air taxi 59 47 52 35 38 40 46.2
Aerial work 33 29 19 19 28 19 25.6
Private operator passenger transportation 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.4
Flight training 34 40 38 51 38 27 40.2
Private/Recreational Aviation Accidents2 109 136 116R 123 119 12.1 121.8
Aeroplanes 104 128 96R 109 112 108 113.3
Balloons 1 3 2 1 1 0 1.6
Gliders 2 0 9 5 5 3 4.2
Gyroplanes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Helicopters 3 6 9 8 2 9 5.6
 
Canadian–Registered Basic and Advanced Ultralights  29 28R 25 28 23 16 26.3
 
Fatal Accidents Involving Canadian–Registered Aircraft  27 30 21 26 29 26 26.6
Type of Operation   
Airliner 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Commuter 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.4
Air taxi 8 8 5 6 8 8 7.0
Aerial work 5 4 3 1 3 3 3.2
Private operator passenger transportation 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.2
Flight training 4 3 1 3 4 2 3.0
Private/Recreational Aviation2  
Aeroplanes 11 13 7 12 12 8 11.0
Balloons 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.2
Gliders 0 0 1 1 1 2 0.6
Gyroplanes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Helicopters 0 1 3 2 0 2 1.2
 
Canadian–Registered Basic and Advanced Ultralights  1 4 10 2 1 3 3.6
 
Fatalities  47 43 44 62 60 60 51.2
Type of Operation   
Airliner 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
Commuter 0 0 0 17 1 2 3.6
Air taxi 20 10 18 16 25 21 17.8
Aerial work 5 5 6 1 4 3 4.2
Private operator passenger transportation 0 0 5 0 0 0 1.0
Flight training 5 5 1 5 10 3 5.2
Private/Recreational Aviation2  
Aeroplanes 17 20 9 19 19 12 16.8
Balloons 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.4
Gliders 0 0 1 1 1 2 0.6
Gyroplanes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Helicopters 0 1 4 3 0 5 1.6
 
Canadian–Registered Basic and Advanced Ultralights  1 5 10 2 1 3 3.8

Notes: R= Revised data; P= Preliminary data; CARs= Canadian Aviation Regulations. As some accidents may involve multiple aircraft, the number of aircraft involved may differ slightly from the total number of accidents.

For definitions regarding CARs, please visit the Civil Aviation website: http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/RegServ/affairs/cars/menu.htm.

  1. Excludes Aircraft Accidents not operating in accordance with CARs. Ultralight Aircraft are excluded.
  2. Recreational aviation comprises all privately–registered aircraft except those operated in accordance with CAR 604.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from the Transportation Safety Board, preliminary data as of January 9, 2012

 

Table S19: Summary of Aviation Occurrences Reported to the Transportation Safety Board, 2006 - 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P 2006–2010
Average
Canadian–Registered Accidents1 262 284R 252 249 244 230 258.2
Aircraft Accidents Operating Under CARs  236 258 234R 231 234 211 238.6
  Other Accidents2 26 26 18 18 10 19 19.6
 
Foreign–Registered Aircraft Accidents in Canada  14 10 15 14 14 10 13.4
Fatal accidents 2 0 0 2 2 2 1.2
Fatalities 2 0 0 2 2 2 1.2
 
Reportable Incidents  812R 882R 902R 788R 818R 683 840.4
Risk of collision/loss of separation 171 171 176 153 206R 120 175.4
Declared emergency 260 302 323R 312R 311R 273 301.6
Engine failure 132R 129R 121R 106R 88R 98 115.2
Smoke/fire 102R 124R 108 97R 82R 92 102.6
Collision 21 13R 8R 9 4R 9 11.0
Other 126R 143R 166R 111R 127R 91 134.6

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. CARs= Canadian Aviation Regulations.

1 Includes gliders, balloons and gyrocopters, but not ultralights

2 Foreign accidents, test flight accidents and non–revenue flights involved in accidents are not included in the Canadian–registered aircraft accidents for aircraft operating under CARs.

Source: Transportation Safety Board, preliminary data as of January 9, 2012

 

Table S20: Canadian-Registered Aircraft (CRA) Accident Rates for Aircraft Operating Under CARs, 2006 - 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006–2010
Average 
CRA Accidents1 236 258 234R 231 234 211 238.6
Private/Recreational Aviation2 109 136 116R 123 119 119 120.6
Aeroplanes 104 128 96R 109 112 108 109.8
Balloons 1 3 2 1 1 0 1.6
Gliders 2 0 9 5 5 3 4.2
Gyroplanes 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Helicopters 3 6 9 8 2 9 5.6
 
Basic and Advanced Ultralights  29 28R 25 28 23 16 26.6
Hours Flown (thousands)3 3,891R 4,193R 4,193R 3,797R 4,099R 3,966R 4,034.6R
Accident Rate (per 100,000 hours flown)  6.1R 6.2R 5.6R 6.1R 5.7R 5.3 5.9
 
Canadian Civil Aircraft Registered1 25,450 26,141 26,948 27,349 27,779 28,362 26,733.4
Private/Recreational Aviation2 18,824 19,305 19,868 20,246 20,651 21,136 19,778.8
Aeroplanes 16,906 17,310 17,757 18,065 18,419 18,876 17,691.4
Balloons 469 472 476 468 474 476 471.8
Gliders 687 695 703 714 713 720 702.4
Gyroplanes 191 192 191 190 194 198 191.6
Helicopters  571 636 741 809 851 866 721.6
 
Basic and Advanced Ultralights  5,568 5,745 5,985 6,184 6,396 6,585 5,975.6
 
Accident Rate
(per 1,000 Canadian civil aircraft registered)
9.3 9.9 8.7R 8.4 8.4 7.4 8.9
Private/Recreational Aviation 5.8 7.0 5.8 6.1 5.8 5.6 6.1
Aeroplanes 6.2 7.4 5.4 6.0 6.1 5.7 6.2
Balloons 2.1 6.4 4.2 2.1 2.1 0.0 3.4
Gliders 2.9 0.0 12.8 7.0 7.0 4.2 6.0
Gyroplanes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0
Helicopters 5.3 9.4 12.1 9.9 2.4 10.4 7.8
 
Basic and Advanced Ultralights  5.2 4.9R 4.2 4.5 3.6 2.4 4.5

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. CARs= Canadian Aviation Regulations. Aircraft accidents not operating in accordance with CARs (i.e. military and state aircraft not operating under CARs) and ultralight aircraft are excluded.

1 Excludes Aircraft Accidents not operating in accordance with CARs. Ultralight Aircraft are excluded.

2 Recreational aviation comprises all privately registered aircraft except those operated in accordance with CAR 604.

3 The 2010 and 2011 hours flown are estimated due to data lag.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from the Transportation Safety Board, preliminary data as of January 9, 2012; Transport Canada, estimation of hours flown and Canadian Civil Aircraft Register

 

Table S21: Accidents Involving Aircraft Operating Under CARs by Province/Territory, 2006 - 2011

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P 2006–2010
Average 
Accidents 
Alberta 38 29 28 29 23 15 29.4
British Columbia 50 34 30 46 38 36 39.6
Manitoba 17R 15 24 17 24 16 19.4
New Brunswick 1 7 1 2 2 3 2.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 2 5 4 3 3 3 3.4
Northwest Territories 5R 8R 8 5 7 6 6.6
Nova Scotia 0 3 2 1 6 2 2.4
Nunavut 8R 5R 6 1 6 3 5.2
Ontario 48 68 59R 55 52 55 56.4
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.2
Quebec 47 58 49 57 52 49 52.6
Saskatchewan 16 20 16 12 18 16 16.4
Yukon 4 6 7 2 3 7 4.4
Total  236 258 175 231 234 211 238.6
 
Fatal Accidents 
Alberta 6 3 4 1 2 2 3.2
British Columbia 9 9 6 8 5 9 7.4
Manitoba 0 2 1 0 1 1 0.8
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 1 0 2 1 0 0.8
Northwest Territories 1 1 2 1 2 2 1.4
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2
Ontario 4 6 4 5 8 4 5.4
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.2
Quebec 3 3 4 6 7 4 4.6
Saskatchewan 3 4 0 2 0 2 1.8
Yukon 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.4
Total  27 30 21 26 29 26 26.6
 
Fatalities 
Alberta 9 5 8 1 4 3 5.4
British Columbia 16 15 22 14 13 15 16.0
Manitoba 0 3 1 0 1 1 1.0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 1 0 18 2 0 4.2
Northwest Territories 6 3 2 2 2 4 3.0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.2
Ontario 6 7 5 11 12 10 8.2
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.2
Quebec 6 3 6 11 23 8 9.8
Saskatchewan 3 5 0 4 0 6 2.4
Yukon 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.4
Total  47 43 44 62 60 60 51.2

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data. CARs= Canadian Aviation Regulations.

Aircraft accidents not operating in accordance with CARs (i.e. military and state aircraft not operating under CARs) and ultralight aircraft are excluded.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from the Transportation Safety Board, preliminary data as of January 9, 2012

 

TABLE S22: REPORTABLE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DANGEROUS GOODS BY MODE AND PHASE OF TRANSPORT, 2006 – 2011

Year In-Transit Subtotal Not In-Transit Total
Road Rail Air Marine
2006 102 4 7 0 113 272 385
2007 125 9 8 0 142 282 424
2008 115 6 4 0 125 310 435
2009 78 5 0 0 83 242 325
2010R 95 5 1 0 101 203 304
2006 - 2010 Average 103.0 5.8 4.0 0.0 112.8 261.8 374.6
2011P 96 6 2 0 104 254 358

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data (2011 accident data are preliminary based on accidents reported to TDG).
TDG= Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

  • The TDG program does not cover dangerous goods transported in bulk on ships or by pipeline.
  • Dangerous goods accidents are "Reportable" when the quantity of dangerous goods released exceeds the amount listed in the table contained in Part 8 of the TDG Regulations. TDG accidents can occur while dangerous goods are being transported, while they are handled, or during temporary storage pending transport.
  • "In-Transit" accidents include those that occur during actual transport. "Not-In-Transit" accidents are those that take place at facilities where the goods are prepared for transport (handled prior to loading or unloading), unloaded or stored in the course of transport.

Source: Transport Canada, Dangerous Goods Accident Information System

 

TABLE S23: TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS AND INJURIES AT REPORTABLE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DANGEROUS GOODS, 2006 - 2011

Year Deaths Injuries
Major Moderate Minor Total1
2006 5 6 302 6 42
2007 6 13 24 10 47
2008 5 13 25 4 42
2009 1 7 17 5R 29R
2010R 3 15 17 1 33
2006 - 2010 Average 4 10.8 22.6 5 38.4
2011P 6 19 33 8 60

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data (2011 accident data are preliminary based on accidents reported to TDG).
TDG= Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

  • The TDG program does not cover dangerous goods transported in bulk on ships or by pipeline.
  • Dangerous goods accidents are "Reportable" when the quantity of dangerous goods released exceeds the amount listed in the table contained in Part 8 of the TDG Regulations. TDG accidents can occur while dangerous goods are being transported, while they are handled, or during temporary storage pending transport.
  • "In-Transit" accidents include those that occur during actual transport. "Not-In-Transit" accidents are those that take place at facilities where the goods are prepared for transport (handled prior to loading or unloading), unloaded or stored in the course of transport.
  • Minor injuries refer to those injuries that require first-aid treatment, moderate injuries involve emergency hospital treatment, and major injuries require overnight hospitalization.

1 Total includes deaths and injuries caused by the dangerous goods, as detailed in Table S24.
2 Fifteen injuries were due to an accident involving the transfer of hydrochloric acid from a rail tank car to a highway tank in Ontario.

Source: Transport Canada, Dangerous Goods Accident Information System

 

TABLE S24: DEATHS AND INJURIES ATTRIBUTED TO THE DANGEROUS GOODS AT REPORTABLE ACCIDENTS, 2006 – 2011

Year Deaths Injuries
Major Moderate Minor Total
2006 1 0 171 0 17
2007 0 2 8 3 13
2008 0 1 8 2 11
2009 0 1 4 2 7
2010R 0 2 7 0 9
2006 - 2010 Average 0.2 1.2 8.8 1.4 11.4
2011P 0 2 3 2 7

Notes: R= Revised data. P= Preliminary data (2011 accident data are preliminary based on accidents reported to TDG).
TDG= Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

  • The TDG program does not cover dangerous goods transported in bulk on ships or by pipeline.
  • Dangerous goods accidents are "Reportable" when the quantity of dangerous goods released exceeds the amount listed in the table contained in Part 8 of the TDG Regulations. TDG accidents can occur while dangerous goods are being transported, while they are handled, or during temporary storage pending transport.
  • "In-Transit" accidents include those that occur during actual transport. "Not-In-Transit" accidents are those that take place at facilities where the goods are prepared for transport (handled prior to loading or unloading), unloaded or stored in the course of transport.
  • Minor injuries refer to those injuries that require first-aid treatment; moderate injuries involve emergency hospital treatment, and major injuries require overnight hospitalization.

1 Fifteen injuries were due to an accident involving the transfer of hydrochloric acid from a rail tank car to a highway tank in Ontario.

Source: Transport Canada, Dangerous Goods Accident Information System

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