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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Casualties by type and financial year
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[Collapse]Casualty typeWhether a fatality, or type of treatment casualty received, e.g. first aid or sent to hospital. [Filter]
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Click here to sort2009-10Since April 2009, data have been collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS). This has replaced the previous FDR paper forms and may cause an increase in the reporting of some categories of fire from 2009-10 onwards.Click here to sort2010-11Click here to sort2011-12Click here to sort2012-13Click here to sort2013-14Click here to sort2014-15Click here to sort2015-16Click here to sort2016-17Click here to sort2017-18Click here to sort2018-19Click here to sort2019-20Revised dataClick here to sort2020-21Provisional data
[Expand]FatalitiesA 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.232123171720191915201621
[Collapse]All Non 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. Totals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.575607592541626543592621526396509408
All Non 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. Totals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.[Collapse]Went to hospitalCategory introduced in 2009-10. Before 2009-10 (pre-IRS) whether the casualty was advised to have a precautionary check and the cause of injury were recorded in the same field. For this reason data before 2009-10 are not strictly comparable with data from 2009-10 onwards.250278240225242209269203208184199130
Went to hospitalCategory introduced in 2009-10. Before 2009-10 (pre-IRS) whether the casualty was advised to have a precautionary check and the cause of injury were recorded in the same field. For this reason data before 2009-10 are not strictly comparable with data from 2009-10 onwards.Went to hospital, injuries appear to be seriousCategory introduced in 2009-10.484743364437533837434625
Went to hospital, injuries appear to be slightCategory introduced in 2009-10.202231197189198172216165171141153105
[Expand]First Aid given at sceneCategory introduced in 2009-10.221180173185220170163193146105156131
[Expand]Precautionary check recommendedData prior to 2009-10 are not comparable with later data due to the introduction of \'First Aid given at scene\' category. It appears that casualty cases recorded in IRS as ‘first aid’ would have most commonly been recorded under the old Fire Data Report system as ‘precautionary check’ and a smaller proportion recorded as a specific type of injury.104149179131164164160225172107154147

Metadata

Title

Casualties from fires by nature of injury

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 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 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 and 2018-19 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

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 2001-02 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

None

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

Keywords

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