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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Smoke alarms operating at building fires but not raising alarm by reason, building type and financial year
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Click here to sort2009-10Since April 2009, data have been collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS). This has replaced the previous FDR paper forms and may cause an increase in the reporting of some categories of fire from 2009-10 onwards.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 sort2018-19Revised dataClick here to sort2019-20Provisional data
[Collapse]All smoke alarms operating but not raising alarm196198258249227220202211191169171
All smoke alarms operating but not raising alarmAlarm was raised before system operated116124157153148140132129109109114
No person in earshot4526395436402736342616
Occupants did not respond2633332728313131262432
No other person respondedBreakdown not available prior to 2009-10.13312214621
OtherBreakdown not available prior to 2009-10.782210105981277
UnknownBreakdown not available prior to 2009-10.14443223411

Metadata

Title

Smoke alarms operating at building fires but not raising alarm by reason

Last update

November2020 November2020

Next update

August 2021

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

Data refers to number of smoke alarms rather than fires. There are a small number of incidents where more than one smoke alarm was located in the building and the details for each smoke alarm have been included in these tables.
Note: Data for 2001-02 to 2008-09 are based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
Data from 2009-10 onwards are 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 and 2019-20 data were extracted from IRS in September 2020.
2019-20 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2021.
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 2019-20

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, Fire and Rescue Authority, Smoke alarm