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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fatal and non-fatal casualties by quarter
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[Expand]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.[Collapse]Non-fatal casualtiesFrom 2009-10 non 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.Click here to sortNon-fatal casualtiesFrom 2009-10 non 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]Non-fatal casualties (Excluding precautionary checkups and first aid cases)Click here to sortNon-fatal casualties (Excluding precautionary checkups and first aid cases)[Expand]Click here to sortFirst aidBreakdown not available prior to 2009-10.[Expand]Click here to sortPrecautionary checksNumbers of precautionary checks have not been shown for casualties prior to April 2009 due to the difference in how they are classed.
[Expand]Click here to sortTaken to hospital: Severe injuriesBreakdown not available prior to 2009-10.[Expand]Click here to sortTaken to hospital: Slight injuriesBreakdown not available prior to 2009-10.
[Collapse]2018-19Quarter 2 (April-June)61549642720111
Quarter 3 (July-September)462935242281
Quarter 4 (October-December)6102838253295
Quarter 1 (January-March)41235472933109
[Collapse]2019-20Revised dataQuarter 2 (April-June)61347603741138
Quarter 3 (July-September)21138494033122
Quarter 4 (October-December)61031414258141
Quarter 1 (January-March)21237493722108
[Collapse]2020-21Provisional dataQuarter 2 (April-June)9426303847115
Quarter 3 (July-September)5102333323499
Quarter 4 (October-December)772734322591
Quarter 1 (January-March)0429332941103

Metadata

Title

Fires, false alarms and casualties by quarter

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, associated casualties and fire false alarms attended each quarter by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
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 April 2009 were collected via the paper forms, FDR1 and FDR3. Numbers of fires prior to April 2009 are based on a sampled database.
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
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

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

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, Fire and Rescue Authority, false alarm, casualties, fatal, non-fatal, quarterly

Statistical quality

See weblinks