Crash trends are measured by numbers per 100,000 population. (Fatalities ÷ population) x 100,000 or fatalities per 100 million kilometers traveled
The 2017 National rate was 7.88 deaths per 100,000 population.
(2017 report not published yet)
For Mid Canterbury the 2017 death rate was 8.8
For South Canterbury the 2017 death rate was 25.17 - more than three times the National level!
For serious injuries the national rate for 2017 was 59 per 100,000 population. For South Canterbury it was 85.6 and for Mid Canterbury it was 49.9.
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