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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Casualties by detailed location and financial year
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[Collapse]2019-20Revised data.[Collapse]2020-21Provisional data.
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Click here to sortFatal CasualtiesA fatal casualty is a person whose death is attributed to a fire even if the death occurred weeks or months later.  There are also occasional cases where it is subsequently found that fire was not the cause of death. The figures for fatalities are thus subject to revision.Click here to sortNon-fatal CasualtiesNon Fatal Casualties are recorded as being in one of four classes of severity as follows: (i) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be serious; (ii) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight; (iii) First aid given at scene; (iv) Precautionary check recommended – this is when an individual is sent to hospital or advised to see a doctor as a precaution, having no obvious injury or distress. Non-fatal casualties marked as \'not fire-related\' have not been excluded due to widespread inappropriate use of this field.Click here to sortFatal CasualtiesA fatal casualty is a person whose death is attributed to a fire even if the death occurred weeks or months later.  There are also occasional cases where it is subsequently found that fire was not the cause of death. The figures for fatalities are thus subject to revision.Click here to sortNon-fatal CasualtiesNon Fatal Casualties are recorded as being in one of four classes of severity as follows: (i) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be serious; (ii) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight; (iii) First aid given at scene; (iv) Precautionary check recommended – this is when an individual is sent to hospital or advised to see a doctor as a precaution, having no obvious injury or distress. Non-fatal casualties marked as \'not fire-related\' have not been excluded due to widespread inappropriate use of this field.
[Collapse]Fires attendedAll fires and false alarms attendedTotal fires[Collapse]All primary firesIncludes all fires in non-derelict buildings and vehicles or in outdoor structures or any fire involving casualties, rescues, or fires attended by five or more appliances.1650952521408429
All primary firesIncludes all fires in non-derelict buildings and vehicles or in outdoor structures or any fire involving casualties, rescues, or fires attended by five or more appliances.[Collapse]Buildings1243344520365385
Buildings[Expand]DwellingsDwellings are defined as buildings occupied by households, excluding hotels, hostels and residential institutions.  These figures include mobile homes and any non-permanent structures used solely as a dwelling, such as houseboats.1138039119332351
[Expand]Non residential buildings1363702424
[Expand]Other residential buildings017171910
[Expand]Road vehicles3434602929
[Expand]Outdoor1333411415

Metadata

Title

Fires and casualties by detailed location

Last update

September 2021 September 2021

Next update

August 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Fire incident recording system, Home Office

Contact email

stats.inclusion@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Fire and rescue authorities

Geographical coverage

Fire and rescue authorities

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The table shows the number of fires and related casualties (fatalities and non-fatal casualties) attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
The data shows detailed location type and motive.
Note: 2008-09 Figures are partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
Since 2009-10 data have been extracted from the Incident Recording System (IRS). This is a live system and consequently it is possible that data extracted at a different time may not match the figures in this table. For instance the data published in the Performance Indicator tables are extracted at a different time and so may not match exactly those presented here.
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 data were extracted from IRS in June 2015.
2014-15 data were extracted from IRS in July 2016.
2015-16 data were extracted from IRS in July 2017.
2016-17 data were extracted from IRS in July 2018.
2017-18 data were extracted from IRS in July 2019.
2018-19 data were extracted from IRS in September 2020
2019-20 and 2020-21 data were extracted from IRS in August 2021.
2020-21 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2022


Source: The Home Office
Added to StatsWales: July 2011
Contact: stats.inclusion@gov.wales


Data collection and calculation

Data 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 publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Financial years 2008-09 to 2020-21

Users, uses and context

The 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 applied

Fire 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 information

Revisions are marked with an (r). The most recent year shown is currently provisional and may be revised when the table is next updated.

Keywords

Fire, False alarm, Fire and Rescue Authority, Casualties, Fatal, Non-Fatal, Dwellings, Motive, Accidental, Deliberate

Statistical quality

See weblinks