The police have released statistics showing the fatal collisions from 2000 until present, which breakdown the deaths of the 140 people who have been killed on the roads by age, race, sex, nationality as well as the type of vehicle involved.
In 2000 six people died on the roads – all males. In 2001 eleven people were killed, nine males and two females.
2002 saw two men killed in traffic collisions, and in 2003 ten people died – including three females. In 2004 collisions claimed the life of seven people, two of them females.
In 2005 thirteen people were killed, three of them female. In 2006 fourteen men died due to collisions, and eleven men died the following year in traffic accidents.
2008 was the worst year, with seventeen people killed in collisions, fifteen men and two women. 2009 saw thirteen people killed, all but one were male. Thirteen people died in 2010, two of them female.
Eight males and one female died in 2011, while 2012 saw nine men killed. At only a few weeks into 2013, the island has already suffered five road fatalities this year.
The statistics also provide a breakdown by race/ethnicity, which indicate those who died were mostly black, but also white, Portuguese, and Filipino. The majority of deaths were locals, while a dozen of those who died were tourists.
All but two were teenagers or adults, with two children — aged 8 and 6 — being killed in collisions.
The statistics of fatal collisions from 2000 until present are below [PDF here]:
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