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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Casualties from accidental fires, by type of casualty
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[Expand]Fatal 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.16202081515161315161118
[Collapse]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.468553522501553502530546479318440372
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.[Collapse]Went to hospital200247204206197182235181188139172116
Went to hospitalWent to hospital, injuries appear to be serious403936343231503134334123
Went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight16020816817216515118515015410613193
[Expand]First Aid given at scene18516515617820616314317012991142119
[Expand]Precautionary check recommended8314116211715015715219516288126137
[Expand]Rescued (UnInjured)People rescued by the fire service but were not injured.836891859768828384586837

Metadata

Title

Casualties from accidental fires, by type of casualty

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

This table shows numbers of fatalities, non-fatal casualties and rescues in accidental fires.
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.
Non-fatal casualties marked as 'not fire-related' have not been excluded (from 2009-10 onwards) due to widespread inappropriate use of this field. Therefore there is a possible discontinuity in the time series between 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Added to StatsWales: November 2018
Source: The Home Office
Contact: stats.inclusion@gov.wales
Data for 2001-02 to 2008-09 were taken from the paper FDR1 forms.
Data from 2009-10 onwards were extracted from IRS.
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.


Data collection and calculation

Data from 2009-10 onwards were collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Financial years 2009-10 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, Accidental

Statistical quality

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