Deaths per million inhabitants in traffic accidents in Cyprus in 2020 are above the EU average – The data published by Eurostat
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Sparsely populated areas of the European Union recorded the highest frequency of road traffic deaths in 2020, while Cyprus was one of the countries where the frequency of deaths per million inhabitants was above the EU average, according to data published by Eurostat, the EU statistical agency.
The < strong>2020 a total of 19,102 road traffic deaths were recorded in 2020 in the European Union, a figure corresponding to 43 deaths per million EU inhabitants, while at least 935,555 injuries were recorded on EU roads (excluding Ireland).
According to the same data, in 112 of the 239 NUTS 2 regions the frequency of road deaths was lower than the EU average, while in 123 (51.5% of all regions) was higher. In four regions the number of deaths per million inhabitants was equal to the European average.
In Cyprus, which for statistical purposes is considered by Eurostat to be a single NUTS 2 region, the frequency of road deaths in 2020 was at 54 per million inhabitants.