Casualties by area and financial year
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TitleFires, casualties and fatalities timeseries
Last updateJuly 2016
Next updateJuly 2017
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Source 1Fire incident recording system, Home Office
Lowest level of geographical disaggregationFire and rescue authorities
Geographical coverageFire and rescue authorities
Languages coveredEnglish only
General descriptionThe table shows the number of fires (by type and location) and the associated casualties (fatalities and non-fatal casualties) attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
Note: In April 2009 the method of data collection changed from paper forms to via the Incident Recording System (IRS). Data earlier than 2009-10 (pre IRS) are partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
2009-10 data were extracted from IRS in May 2011.
2010-11 data were extracted from IRS in May 2012.
2011-12 data were extracted from IRS in May 2013.
2012-13 data were extracted from IRS in May 2014.
2013-14 were extracted in June 2015.
2014-15 and 2015-16 were extracted in July 2016.
2015-16 data are provisional and will be updated in July 2017.
Source: The Home Office
The nature of the live system means that data extracted for the Performance Indicator tables (in June) may not match that published here.
Non-fatal casualties marked 'not fire-related' have not been excluded due to some concern that this field has not been correctly used. There is therefore a possible discontinuity in the non-fatal casualties time series between 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Added to StatsWales: July 2011
Data collection and calculationData prior to 2009-10 were collected via the Fire Data Report (FDR) paper forms.
Data from 2009-10 onwards were collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).
Frequency of publicationAnnual
Data reference periodsFinancial years 2001-02 to 2015-16
Users, uses and contextThe data are used to inform policy decisions and to provide contextual information. The data is used by the Welsh Government to help monitor trends in incidents attended by FRAs over time and provides information on FRAs’ performance and activities to citizens and communities in Wales.
See web link for further information.
Rounding appliedFire data prior to 2009-10 are based on a sampled dataset and so are rounded to the nearest whole number. For this reason the sum of component parts may not equal the totals shown.
Revisions informationRevisions are marked with an (r). The most recent year shown is currently provisional and may be revised when the table is next updated.
Statistical qualitySee weblinks
WeblinksData quality report.