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[Collapse]Deliberate primary firesDeliberate fires include fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.<br />Primary fires include all fires in non-derelict buildings and vehicles or in outdoor structures or any fire involving casualties, rescues, or fires attended by five or more appliances.Click here to sortDeliberate primary firesDeliberate fires include fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.<br />Primary fires include all fires in non-derelict buildings and vehicles or in outdoor structures or any fire involving casualties, rescues, or fires attended by five or more appliances.[Expand]Click here to sortDeliberate secondary firesDeliberate fires inclde fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.<br />Secondary fires are the majority of outdoor fires including grassland and refuse fires unless they involve casualties or rescues, property loss or five or more appliances attend.  They include fires in single derelict buildings. They are reported in less detail than other fires and consequently less information concerning them is available.
Click here to sortDeliberate primary fires in road vehiclesDeliberate fires inclde fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.Click here to sortDeliberate primary fires other than in road vehiclesDeliberate fires inclde fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.
[Collapse]2020-21Quarter 2 (April-June)1501893392,048
Quarter 3 (July-September)1381222601,003
Quarter 4 (October-December)124100224754
Quarter 1 (January-March)1211162371,022
[Collapse]2021-22Revised dataQuarter 2 (April-June)1151622771,939
Quarter 3 (July-September)1361112471,049
Quarter 4 (October-December)129100229764
Quarter 1 (January-March)1191212401,374
[Collapse]2022-23Provisional dataQuarter 2 (April-June)1061943001,941
Quarter 3 (July-September)1061802861,943
Quarter 4 (October-December)10995204624
Quarter 1 (January-March)10691197769
[Collapse]2023-24Provisional dataQuarter 2 (April-June)1402363761,962
Quarter 3 (July-September)145145290998
Quarter 4 (October-December)~The data item is not yet available~The data item is not yet available~The data item is not yet available~The data item is not yet available
Quarter 1 (January-March)~The data item is not yet available~The data item is not yet available~The data item is not yet available~The data item is not yet available

Metadata

Title

Deliberate fires by quarter

Last update

March 2024 March 2024

Next update

September 2024

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

Keywords

Fire, Fire and Rescue Authority, deliberate, quarterly

General description

The table shows the number of deliberate fires attended each quarter by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
Added to StatsWales: July 2012
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 data were extracted from IRS in August 2021.
2020-21 data were extracted from IRS in August 2022.
2021-22 and 2022-23 data were extracted from IRS in August 2023.
April to September 2023 data were extracted from IRS in February 2024.
2022-23 and April to September 2023 data are currently provisional and will be updated September 2024.

Data prior to April 2009 were collected via the paper forms, FDR1 and FDR3. 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.
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 September 2023.

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.

Statistical quality

See weblinks