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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

18 Fires, casualties and rescues from fires in dwellings by brigade area, Scotland (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), 2000 (Table 8a) (Charts 7 & 8)

18.1 In 2000, Strathclyde accounted for 58 per cent of Scottish dwellings fire fatal casualties and 53 per cent of Scotland's dwellings fire non-fatal casualties. Lothian & Borders accounted for 18 per cent of total Scottish dwellings fire fatal casualties and 18 per cent of total Scottish dwellings fire non-fatal casualties. Both Central and Dumfries & Galloway reported no dwellings fire fatal casualties in 2000.

18.2 In 2000, Highland and Islands reported the highest number of dwellings fatal casualties per 1,000 fires (11 per 1,000 fires), whilst Grampian and Tayside reported the lowest number (6 per 1,000 fires). However Grampian report the highest number of dwellings fire non-fatal casualties per 1,000 fires (233 per 1,000 fires), whilst Highland and Islands report the lowest number (172 per 1,000 fires), well below the Scotland level rate of 215 per 1,000 fires.

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18.3 Scotland accounted for 15 per cent of the 445 UK dwellings fire fatal casualties and 14 per cent of the 14,391 UK dwellings fire non-fatal fire casualties in 2000.