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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fires by detailed location, motive and financial year
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[Collapse]2021-22Revised data.[Collapse]2022-23Provisional data.
[Collapse]All motivesTotals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.Click here to sortAll motivesTotals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.[Collapse]All motivesTotals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.Click here to sortAll motivesTotals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.
Click here to sortAccidentalIncludes fires where the motive was not known or unspecified.Click here to sortDeliberateIncludes fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.Click here to sortAccidentalIncludes fires where the motive was not known or unspecified.Click here to sortDeliberateIncludes fires where deliberate ignition is merely suspected, and recorded by the brigade as “doubtful”.
[Collapse]Fires attendedAll fires and false alarms attended.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable26,059.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable27,074
Fires attendedAll fires and false alarms attended[Collapse]Total fires4,6196,12110,7404,8006,26611,066
Total fires[Collapse]All primary firesIncludes 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.2,9519933,9442,9319873,918
All primary firesIncludes 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.[Collapse]Buildings2,0693222,3911,9943832,377
Buildings[Expand]DwellingsDwellings are defined as buildings occupied by households, excluding hotels, hostels and residential institutions.  These figures include mobile homes and any non-permanent structures used solely as a dwelling, such as houseboats.1,4671201,5871,3791631,542
[Expand]Non residential buildings533192725544204748
[Expand]Other residential buildings691079711687
[Expand]Road vehicles7194991,2187504271,177
[Collapse]Outdoor163172335187177364
Outdoor[Expand]Other transport vehicles1001011011
[Expand]Other outdoors153172325176177353
[Collapse]All secondary firesThese 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.1,3705,1266,4961,5945,2776,871
All secondary firesThese 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.[Expand]Derelict buildings138810119103122
[Collapse]Outdoor1,3455,0146,3591,5645,1566,720
Outdoor[Expand]Derelict other transport vehicles000011
[Collapse]Other Outdoors1,3455,0146,3591,5645,1556,719
Other Outdoors[Expand]Grassland, woodland and crops5981,7202,3187401,6992,439
[Expand]Other outdoors (including land)3562,6993,0554472,8043,251
[Expand]Outdoor equipment and machinery3584351657
[Expand]Outdoor structures356587943326646972
[Expand]Derelict road vehicles122436111829
[Expand]Chimney firesChimney fires are any fires in occupied buildings where the fire was confined within the chimney structure (and did not involve casualties or rescues or attendance by five or more appliances).29823002752277
[Expand]Fire false alarmsExcludes Special Service false alarms..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable15,319.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable16,008

Metadata

Title

Fires and casualties by detailed location

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

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.
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.
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 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 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.

Statistical quality

See weblinks

Keywords

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