Each report contains an exploration of the extent of the collision issue, which might include looking at severity, trends over time and in comparison with other road users and other areas. Population data is used where applicable to put the issue into context
Temporal analysis identifies the time of day, day of week, month of year and lighting and weather conditions when peaks occur for the topic road user. Indices can be created to determine whether the peaks are indicative of the general trend for the road user or if there are different local trends.
The road characteristics of where the topic road user was involved in collisions is reviewed. The analysis can include road class, road type, junction analysis, location and route analysis.
It is beneficial to understand which other parties are involved in collisions with the topic road user; how many vehicles were involved; vehicle manoeuvres; and contributory factors.
It is essential to understand more about the people involved in collisions, including information about their everyday lives, as well as demographics. This section can look at age and gender, using benchmarking data (such as population or other geographical locations) to understand whether the target audience is typical. There are a variety of other fields which can be analysed, where appropriate, including journey purpose, distance from home and home location. Mosaic socio-demographic profiling, alongside the Index of Multiple Deprivation brings clear insight into the types of people who are over-represented in the data and who are at greatest risk.