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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

20 Fires and casualties from fires in dwellings by presence and operation of smoke detectors by brigade area, Scotland (England, Wales & Northern Ireland), 2000 (Table 9a)

20.1 In 2000, Scotland accounted for 15 per cent of UK dwellings fires which occurred in dwellings where a smoke detector was present, operated and raised the alarm. England accounted for 77 per cent, Wales for 5 per cent and Northern Ireland for 3 per cent. In the UK, Scotland accounted for 16 per cent of dwellings fires where a fire alarm was present, operated but did not raise the alarm, 20 per cent of dwellings fires where a fire alarm was present but did not operate, and 11 per cent of dwellings fires where no fire alarm was present.

20.2 In the UK, Scotland accounted for 19 per cent of fatal dwellings fire casualties in dwellings where a fire alarm was present, operated and raised the alarm, 14 per cent of fatal dwellings fires in dwellings where a fire alarm was present, operated but did not raise the alarm, 24 per cent of fatal dwellings fires in dwellings where a fire alarm was present but did not operate, and 12 per cent of fatal dwellings fires in dwellings where no fire alarm was present.

20.3 In the UK, Scotland accounted for 16 per cent of non-fatal fire casualties in dwellings where a fire alarm was present, operated and raised the alarm, 16 per cent of fire non-fatal casualties in dwellings where a fire alarm was present, operated but did not raise the alarm, 19 per cent of non-fatal fire casualties in dwellings where a fire alarm was present and did not operate, and 11 per cent of fire non-fatal casualties in dwellings where a fire alarm was not present.