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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

14 Casualties from fires by brigade area, Scotland (England, Wales & Northern Ireland), 2000 (Table 6)

14.1 In 2000, the number of fatal casualties per million population was highest in Tayside and Strathclyde (18 fatal casualties per million population). Whilst Central and Dumfries & Galloway reported zero fatal casualties per million population, the remaining brigade areas reported fatal casualty rates that were equal to or less than the Scottish rate (15 fatal casualties per million population). The highest number of non-fatal casualties (non-fire brigade) per million population was reported by Strathclyde (495 non-fatal casualties). Of the remaining brigades area, Central, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Grampian and Highland and Islands had fewer non-fatal casualties per million population than the Scottish rate (432 non-fatal casualties).

14.2 In comparison to the other UK countries, Scotland reported the highest number of fatal casualties per million population (15 fatal casualties) and non-fatal casualties (non-fire brigade) per million population (432 non-fatal casualties). The equivalent figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, were 10, 13, 10 and 267, 320 and 279 respectively.