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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Fire Statistics Scotland, 2008-09 Final (2009-10 Provisional)

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Table 14: Primary fires in dwellings and other buildings by cause 1999-00 to 2008-09 - Scotland (1)(2)

Primary Dwelling Fires (4)

Number

Year............

Deliberate

Placing articles and heat too close

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Chip or fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment/ appliances

Playing with fire

Other

Unspecified

Total fires

1999-00

1,963

516

739

1,706

652

246

2,895

73

457

69

9,316

2000-01

2,091

581

644

1,668

617

275

2,845

59

432

44

9,257

2001-02

2,030

452

732

1,661

708

220

2,530

45

464

55

8,895

2002-03 (3)

1,761

416

605

1,614

541

181

2,261

36

424

36

7,875

2003-04

1,905

382

746

1,573

694

131

2,286

57

291

65

8,131

2004-05

1,407

384

525

957

645

218

2,466

28

371

47

7,048

2005-06

1,433

416

469

864

669

207

2,490

45

403

65

7,061

2006-07

1,369

436

503

714

677

165

2,661

41

352

45

6,963

2007-08

1,187

522

517

569

747

173

2,575

17

294

63

6,666

2008-09

1,308

412

490

509

788

139

2,594

14

383

67

6,705

Primary Other Buildings Fires

Number

Year

Deliberate

Placing articles and heat too close

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Chip or fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment/ appliances

Playing with fire

Other

Unspecified

Total fires

1999-00

1,869

198

282

62

528

225

442

9

424

83

4,122

2000-01

1,832

142

250

69

430

275

415

5

347

71

3,835

2001-02

1,900

162

232

76

515

192

343

10

411

51

3,893

2002-03 (3)

1,742

128

203

66

586

171

283

5

376

109

3,669

2003-04

1,608

110

257

101

555

111

320

11

327

45

3,445

2004-05

1,356

105

155

55

605

143

314

1

338

62

3,134

2005-06

1,313

108

165

38

632

191

337

1

396

77

3,258

2006-07

1,203

114

151

19

557

167

268

7

339

62

2,887

2007-08

1,159

117

160

24

636

113

366

2

288

58

2,922

2008-09

975

112

135

8

641

139

322

1

247

51

2,630

Notes

(1) - including late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents

(2) - figures for primary dwelling fires are based on sample data weighted to Fire and Rescue Service level

(3) - does not include incidents that occurred during national industrial action in November 2002, January 2003 and February 2003

(4) - includes caravans, houseboats and other non-building structures used solely as a permanent dwelling