We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

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

Listen

Table 14a: Primary fires in dwellings and other buildings by cause 2008-09 - Fire and Rescue Service (1)(2)

Primary Dwelling Fires (3)

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

Central

42

24

39

59

30

6

68

-

13

1

281

Dumfries & Galloway

17

14

8

21

16

19

41

-

9

-

144

Fife

124

62

29

17

34

6

74

-

43

10

399

Grampian

81

54

60

71

69

20

255

-

53

5

666

Highlands & Islands

22

9

16

18

33

17

38

-

19

1

173

Lothian & Borders

326

83

94

129

115

41

434

4

108

-

1,333

Strathclyde

626

120

208

117

436

11

1,461

5

110

46

3,140

Tayside

70

47

37

78

55

19

223

5

30

4

569

Scotland

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

Central

44

-

18

-

12

6

11

-

22

-

113

Dumfries & Galloway

29

-

-

-

11

11

1

-

13

-

64

Fife

47

21

-

-

30

5

10

-

15

-

129

Grampian

77

20

29

-

81

23

24

-

34

-

288

Highlands & Islands

19

7

14

-

31

8

15

-

17

-

112

Lothian & Borders

199

28

19

5

119

52

84

-

35

-

540

Strathclyde

486

31

50

3

334

21

137

1

66

33

1,162

Tayside

74

5

5

-

23

14

41

-

45

18

222

Scotland

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