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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fires by detailed location and motive
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[Collapse]All motivesClick here to sortAll motives
Click here to sortAccidentalClick here to sortDeliberate
Fires attended[Collapse]Total fires4,8155,93610,751
Total fires[Collapse]All primary fires3,3631,3934,756
All primary fires[Collapse]Buildings2,3844042,788
Buildings[Expand]Dwellings1,7191391,858
[Expand]Non residential buildings539239778
[Expand]Other residential buildings12626152
[Expand]Road vehicles8328371,669
[Expand]Outdoor147152299
[Collapse]All secondary fires1,0364,5425,578
All secondary fires[Expand]Derelict buildings1295107
[Expand]Outdoor1,0114,3815,392
[Expand]Derelict road vehicles136679
[Expand]Chimney fires4161417

Metadata

Title
Fires and casualties by detailed location

Last update
August 2017 August 2017

Next update
July 2018

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 and related casualties (fatalities and non-fatal casualties) attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
The data shows detailed location type and motive.
Note: 2008-09 Figures are partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
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 in June 2015.
2014-15 data were extracted in July 2016.
2015-16 and 2016-17 were extracted in August 2017.
2016-17 data are provisional and will be updated in July 2018.
Source: The Home Office

Added to StatsWales: July 2011

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 2008-09 to 2016-17

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

Keywords
Fire, False alarm, Fire and Rescue Authority, Casualties, Fatal, Non-Fatal, Dwellings, Motive, Accidental, Deliberate