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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Casualties by type and financial year
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[Collapse]All Non Fatal Casualties575607592541626543592621526396
All Non Fatal Casualties[Collapse]Went to hospital250278240225242209269203208184
Went to hospitalWent to hospital, injuries appear to be serious48474336443753383743
Went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight202231197189198172216165171141
[Expand]First Aid given at scene221180173185220170163193146105
[Expand]Precautionary check recommended104149179131164164160225172107


Casualties from fires by nature of injury

Last update
August 2019 August 2019

Next update
August 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Fire incident recording system, Home Office

Contact email

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

General description
The table shows the number of casualties from fires, by the nature of injury sustained.
Non-fatal casualties marked 'not fire-related' have not been excluded due to some concern within CLG 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.

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.

Data prior to 2009-10 are taken from the FDR1 paper form data collection.
From 2009-10 onwards data are collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).
Because of the different systems and changes to data collected, it is not possible to provide a full, comparable time series.
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 in June 2015.
2014-15 data were extracted in July 2016.
2015-16 and 2016-17 data were extracted in July 2017.
2016-17 data were extracted from IRS in July 2018.
2017-18 and 2018-19 data were extracted from IRS in July 2019.
2018-19 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2020.

Source: The Home Office


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

Data reference periods
Financial years 2001-02 to 2018-19

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

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.

Statistical quality
See weblinks

Fire, Fire and Rescue Authority, casualties, fatal, non-fatal, injury, burns, first aid,