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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2003

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2003

Fires 1,2 and casualties from fires in dwellings 3 by presence and operation of smoke detectors, Scotland, 1994-2003

Table 9

Year

Total

Present, operated & raised alarm

Present, operated, but did not raise alarm

Present but did not operate

Smoke alarm absent

Unspecified

Fires

1994

9,539

2,539

487

1,180

5,332

-

1995 4

9,152

2,400

432

1,293

4,916

111

1996

9,516

2,395

473

1,431

5,216

-

1997

9,325

2,405

460

1,395

5,065

-

1998

9,154

2,433

512

1,548

4,661

-

1999

9,415

2,655

458

1,655

4,647

-

2000

9,303

2,747

454

1,608

4,495

-

2001

8,836

2,764

372

1,367

4,333

-

2002 5

8,504

2,609

462

1,321

4,112

-

2003 6

8,043

2,758

442

1,218

3,625

-

Fatal Casualties

1994

75

10

12

17

36

-

1995 4

76

18

5

22

26

5

1996

96

15

8

28

45

-

1997

74

8

10

19

37

-

1998

76

12

4

27

33

-

1999

81

8

2

30

41

-

2000

67

10

5

20

32

-

2001

86

21

9

26

30

-

2002 5

63

15

6

21

21

-

2003 6

61

8

7

18

28

-

Non-Fatal casualties

1994

1,716

451

114

269

882

-

1995 4

1,513

412

102

287

707

5

1996

1,746

378

119

336

913

-

1997

1,861

439

117

385

920

-

1998

1,853

472

86

405

890

-

1999

1,996

545

125

462

864

-

2000

1,999

541

110

470

878

-

2001

1,799

583

93

382

741

-

2002 5

1,759

588

135

354

682

-

2003 6

1,625

523

104

388

610

-

1 Including late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents
2 Figures are based on sample data weighted to the brigade totals.
3 Includes caravans, houseboats and other non-building structures used solely as a permanent dwelling.
4 Data for 1995 exclude some "late" call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
5 Includes estimates for incidents occuring during ten days of national industrial action in November 2002.
6 Includes estimates for incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003