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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2003

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2003

Fires 1,2 in dwellings 3 and other buildings by cause, Scotland, 1994-2003

Table 10
Fires

Year

Cause of Fire

Total

Deliberate 4

Faulty fuel supplies

Faulty appliance and leads

Misuse of equipment or appliances

Chip or fat pan fires

Playing with fire

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Articles and heat too close

Other

Unspecified

Dwellings 3

1994

9,539

1,724

167

883

2,940

1,882

136

904

410

445

47

1995 5

9,152

1,732

227

805

2,784

1,802

67

712

370

600

54

1996

9,516

1,818

281

937

2,656

2,150

83

783

433

352

23

1997

9,325

1,801

304

833

2,587

2,214

46

711

411

370

48

1998

9,154

1,738

244

890

2,518

2,211

54

690

387

379

43

1999

9,415

1,944

259

691

2,966

1,716

64

782

512

417

64

2000

9,303

2,089

267

608

2,874

1,774

62

631

530

421

38

2001

8,836

2,002

214

699

2,609

1,586

47

752

464

419

43

2002 6

8,504

1,979

205

617

2,360

1,616

39

652

452

529

52

2003 7

8,043

1,790

173

648

2,224

1,658

53

723

394

315

65

Other Buildings

1994

4,315

1,978

156

592

418

73

11

411

235

384

57

1995 5

4,303

2,086

172

592

439

43

20

334

121

433

64

1996

4,259

2,019

155

818

282

42

6

365

174

375

24

1997

3,963

1,830

208

732

326

19

21

307

151

299

72

1998

3,800

1,638

215

614

383

60

-

323

161

377

29

1999

4,063

1,791

223

509

474

67

9

311

186

407

86

2000

3,947

1,895

268

443

442

61

5

217

179

373

62

2001

3,976

1,915

211

540

343

68

10

275

146

400

68

2002 6

3,681

1,741

170

554

340

69

5

221

131

375

76

2003 7

3,659

1,720

134

587

321

98

11

243

124

358

63

1 Including late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
2 Figures from 1994 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 Deliberate fires include fires where deliberate or malicious ignition was merely suspected.
5 Data for 1995 exclude some "late" call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
6 Includes estimates for incidents occuring during ten days of national industrial action in November 2002
7Includes estimates for incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003