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  • Release date: 28 February 2017
  • Period covered: April 2016 to September 2016
  • Next update: 31 August 2017
Data on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms attended.

Key points

Data refers to the period 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 and compares with the same period in the previous year. 

Fires

  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 5,816 fires in this period, a decrease of 19 per cent.
  • There were 2,467 primary fires in Wales, an increase of 5 per cent. 
  • There were 3,253 secondary fires in Wales, a decrease of 31 per cent. Since a large proportion of these fires occur outside, they are likely to be influenced by weather conditions. 

Casualties

  • There were 13 fire deaths in Wales, 6 more than reported in the same period in the previous year. 
  • There were 88 injuries in this period, a decrease of 38 per cent. A further 173 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice, this equates to an increase of 14 per cent. 

False Alarms

  • There were 8,064 false fire alarms in Wales, 10 per cent more than reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 213 malicious false alarms, 27 per cent fewer than in the same period in the previous year.

Further information

Key results and StatsWales data are published biannually and a report will be published annually.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6699
Email: stats.inclusion@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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