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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

13 Casualties from fires by age and cause of death/nature of injury, per million population, Scotland, 2000 (Table 5a)

13.1 There were 15 fatal casualties per million population in Scotland in 2000. The age group with the highest rate of fatal casualties was 80 and over, with 44 per million population. The second highest rate was for the 60-64 age group, with 35 per million population, followed by the 65-79 age group with 25 per million population. The age groups with the lowest fatal casualty rates per million population were the 25-29 age group with 3 per million population, followed by the 11-16 age group with 5 per million population and the 17-24 age group with 8 per million population. No fatal casualties occurred for the 5-10 age group in 2000. The remaining age groups had fatal casualty rates per million population that were closer to the Scottish rate of 15 fatal casualties per million population. The rate for the under 1's was 19 per million population whilst for the 1-4 age group the rate was 17 per million population and for the 30-59 age group (the most highly populated group) the rate was 14 per million population.

13.2 There were 432 non-fatal casualties (non-fire brigade) per million population in Scotland in 2000. The age group with the highest non-fatal casualty rate was 80 and over, with 650 non-fatal casualties per million population. The second highest was the 25-29 age group with 535 per million population followed by the 17-24 age group with 529 per million population. This contrasts with the above trends in fatal casualty rates. The age groups with the lowest fire non-fatal casualty rate per million population were the 11-16's with 170 non-fatal casualties per million population, the 5-10's with 270 per million population. The remaining age groups had non-fatal casualty rates per million population which were closer to the Scottish rate of 432 per million population. The rate for the under 1's was 407 non-fatal casualties per million population, while the rate for the 1-4's was 397 per million population and the rate for the 30-59's was 452 per million population. In addition, the rate for the 60-64's was 409 non-fatal casualties per million population.