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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

11. Casualties from fires by location group and brigade area, Scotland (England, Wales & Northern Ireland), 2000 (Table 4a)

11.1 Table 4a shows that the 75 fatal casualties in Scotland represented 12 per cent of the 623 total UK fatal casualties. England accounted for 79 per cent (494 fatal casualties), Wales for 6 per cent (37 fatal casualties) and Northern Ireland for 3 per cent (17 fatal casualties). Over half (55 per cent) of fatal fire casualties in Scotland occurred in Strathclyde. Central and Dumfries & Galloway recorded zero fatal casualties.

11.2 The distribution by country of total non-fatal fire casualties was very similar to that for fatal casualties, with 13 per cent in Scotland, 79 per cent (13,890 non-fatal casualties) in England, 6 per cent (974 non-fatal casualties) in Wales and 3 per cent (513 non-fatal casualties) in Northern Ireland. Just over half (51 per cent) of total fire non-fatal casualties in Scotland occurred in Strathclyde.