Hit and run in London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5051
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please confirm how many children became casualties of hit and run, regardless of vehicle mode, in London in 2013 and of these how many died? Please could you provide a breakdown of these results by ethnicity?

Answer

Answer for Hit and run in London (1)

Answer for Hit and run in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows the number of child casualties resulting from collisions involving a hit and run vehicle in London during 2013.  This table is broken down by ethnic group, as recorded by the police.  There were no child fatalities involving a hit and run vehicle in London during 2013.

The number of children killed or seriously injured in hit and run collisions has fallen by two thirds since 2003. Child casualties resulting from hit and run collisions have also fallen by more than a third between 2003 and 2013, and have more than halved amongst Afro-Caribbean children. 

All child casualties from collisions involving a hit and run vehicle in London during 2013 by ethnic group

Ethnic Group

White European

79

Mixed/multiple

15

Afro-Caribbean

51

Asian

46

Arab

2

Not known

93

Total

286

A hit and run collision is where a vehicle left the scene prematurely, without exchanging details or awaiting the arrival of the police. It is important to be note that the hit and run vehicle did not necessarily cause the collision or directly injure the casualty.