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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Casualties in accidental dwelling fires by quarter
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[Collapse]Fatal casualtiesFatal 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 transpires subsequently that fire was not the cause of death. The figures for fatalities are thus subject to revision.[Collapse]Non-fatal casualtiesFrom 2009-10, non-fatal casualties are recorded as being in one of four classes of severity as follows:<br />(i) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be serious<br />(ii) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight<br />(iii) First aid given at scene<br />(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.<br />Non-fatal casualties marked as \'not fire-related\' have not been excluded (from 2009-10 onwards) due to widespread inappropriate use of this field. The issue is being investigated by the department for Communities and Local Government (CLG). Therefore there is a possible discontinuity in the time series between 2008-09 and 2009-10.
[Expand]Click here to sortFatal casualties in accidental dwelling firesDwellings 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. <br />Accidental fires include fires where the motive was not known or unspecified.[Expand]Click here to sortNon-fatal casualties in accidental dwelling firesDwellings 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. <br />Accidental fires include fires where the motive was not known or unspecified.
[Collapse]2018-19Quarter 2 (April-June)575
Quarter 3 (July-September)253
Quarter 4 (October-December)550
Quarter 1 (January-March)273
[Collapse]2019-20Revised dataQuarter 2 (April-June)575
Quarter 3 (July-September)253
Quarter 4 (October-December)550
Quarter 1 (January-March)273
[Collapse]2020-21Provisional dataQuarter 2 (April-June)491
Quarter 3 (July-September)575
Quarter 4 (October-December)296
Quarter 1 (January-March)074

Metadata

Title

Fire fatalities and casualties by quarter

Last update

September 2021 September 2021

Next update

February 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 attended each quarter by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales. The table also shows the number of these casualties occurring in accidental dwelling fires.
Added to StatsWales: July 2012
Source: The Home Office

Data from April 2009 to March 2010 were extracted from IRS in May 2011.
Data from April 2010 to March 2011 were extracted from IRS in May 2012.
Data from April 2011 to March 2012 were extracted from IRS in May 2013.
Data from April 2012 to March 2013 were extracted from IRS in May 2014.
Data from April 2013 to March 2014 were extracted from IRS in June 2015.
Data from April 2014 to March 2015 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.

Added to StatsWales: July 2012
Data prior to April 2009 were collected via the paper forms, FDR1 and FDR3. Numbers of fires prior to April 2009 are based on a sampled database.
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.
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

Twice yearly

Data reference periods

Data shown in quarters, bracketed in financial years.
From 2007-08 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.

Keywords

Fire, Fire and Rescue Authority, casualties, fatal, non-fatal, quarterly, accidental, dwellings

Statistical quality

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