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Statistical Bulletin Crime and Justice Series: Fire Statistics Scotland, 2009-10, (2010-11 Provisional)

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Table 15: Primary fires in dwellings and other buildings by cause 2000-01 to 2009-10 - Scotland (1)

Primary Dwelling Fires (3)

Number

Year

Deliberate (5)

Placing articles too close to heat

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Cooking - Chip/fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment or appliance (heat source) (4)

Playing with fire

Others

Unspecified

Total

2000-01

2,091

581

644

1,668

617

275

2,845

59

*

44

9,257

2001-02

2,030

452

732

1,661

708

220

2,530

45

*

55

8,895

2002-03 (2)

1,761

416

605

1,614

541

181

2,261

36

*

36

7,875

2003-04

1,905

382

746

1,573

694

131

2,286

57

*

65

8,131

2004-05

1,407

384

525

957

645

218

2,466

28

*

47

7,048

2005-06

1,433

416

469

864

669

207

2,490

45

*

65

7,061

2006-07

1,369

436

503

714

677

165

2,661

41

*

45

6,963

2007-08

1,187

522

517

569

747

173

2,575

17

*

63

6,666

2008-09

1,308

412

490

509

788

139

2,594

14

*

67

6,705

2009-10 r

1,194

321

630

412

599

252

2,563

28

536

25

6,560

Primary Other Buildings Fires

Number

Year

Deliberate (5)

Placing articles too close to heat

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Cooking - Chip/fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment or appliance (heat source) (4)

Playing with fire

Others

Unspecified

Total

2000-01

1,832

142

250

69

430

275

415

5

*

71

3,835

2001-02

1,900

162

232

76

515

192

343

10

*

51

3,893

2002-03 (2)

1,742

128

203

66

586

171

283

5

*

109

3,669

2003-04

1,608

110

257

101

555

111

320

11

*

45

3,445

2004-05

1,356

105

155

55

605

143

314

1

*

62

3,134

2005-06

1,313

108

165

38

632

191

337

1

*

77

3,258

2006-07

1,203

114

151

19

557

167

268

7

*

62

2,887

2007-08

1,159

117

160

24

636

113

366

2

*

58

2,922

2008-09

975

112

135

8

641

139

322

1

*

51

2,630

2009-10 r

969

140

150

60

465

195

460

20

520

26

3,005

Notes

r - revised

(1) - with the exception of 2009-10 and 2010-11, figures for primary fires are based on sample data weighted to Fire and Rescue Service level

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

(3) - includes caravans and houseboats used solely as a permanent dwelling

(4) Under IRS, the category for "Misuse of equipment or appliances" includes incidents which have been recorded as "Other cooking" (a new category introduced with IRS).

It is believed that the majority of these incidents were previously recorded as the misuse of cooking appliances under the FDR1 collection

(5) - there has been a change in recording cause of fires - see paragraph 6.3.4 vi