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Click here to sort2007-08Click here to sort2008-09Data on incidents prior to April 2009 are based on partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals. Some totals may not be equal to the sum of their parts as a result.Click here to sort2009-10Since April 2009, data have been collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).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 sort2019-20Click here to sort2020-21Click here to sort2021-22Revised dataClick here to sort2022-23Provisional data
[Collapse]All fire false alarmsExcludes Special Service false alarms.19,59818,85516,90117,00615,87415,08815,31215,48514,49114,79014,16114,48514,28114,87915,31916,008
All fire false alarmsExcludes Special Service false alarms.MaliciousMalicious - the call was made with the intention of getting the Fire and Rescue Service to attend a non-existent fire-related event. This includes \'deliberate\' and \'suspected malicious\' intentions.1,5321,397898769775689646605558441419372375321426497
Good intentGood intent - the call was made in good faith in the belief that the Fire and Rescue Service really would attend a fire.5,9465,2734,8565,9555,0754,2184,8544,7354,5234,2834,9975,8555,4225,8106,0635,659
Due to apparatusDue to apparatus - the call was initiated by fire alarm and firefighting equipment operating (including accidental initiation of alarm apparatus by person).12,12012,18511,14710,28210,02410,1819,81210,1459,41010,0668,7458,2588,4848,7488,8309,852

Metadata

Title

False alarms by reason and financial year

Last update

October 2023 October 2023

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, False alarm, Malicious

Statistical quality

See weblinks

General description

The table shows the number of false alarms attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
Note:Figures for 2008-09 and earlier years are partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
Data from 2009-10 onwards were extracted from the Incident Recording System (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 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.
2022-23 data are currently provisional and will be updated September 2024.

Source: The Home Office
Added to StatsWales: July 2013
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 2022-23

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.