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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of building fires by smoke alarm operation, building type and financial year
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[Collapse]All fires3,1812,8962,9052,8422,7382,7892,5392,4362,4972,225
All fires[Collapse]Fires where a smoke alarm was presentTotals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.1,8801,8341,7871,7521,7081,7021,5331,4011,5341,335
Fires where a smoke alarm was presentTotals are not re-calculated when sub-categories are de-selected.Did not operate437473451437419391351296305268
Operated and raised alarm1,1101,0461,0471,0241,0251,0509338971,012857
Operated but did not raise alarm333315289291264261249208217210
[Expand]Smoke alarm absent1,2351,0141,0551,0319551,002946973908822
[Expand]Unknown whether smoke alarm was present66486359758560625568

Metadata

Title

Number of building fires by smoke alarm operation, building type and financial year

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

Statistical quality

See weblinks

Keywords

Fire, Fire and Rescue Authority, Smoke alarm

General description

The table shows the number of building fires rather than all smoke alarms. Where more than one smoke alarm was recorded at an incident the operation of the alarm has been ranked. The ranking is such that an alarm which operated and raised the alarm would be counted over one which didn't raise the alarm or one which didn't operate. Similarly an alarm which operated but didn't raise the alarm would be counted over one which didn't operate.
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 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 and 2020-21 data were extracted from IRS in August 2021.
2020-21 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2022.

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 2001-02 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.