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

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Table 15a: Primary fires in dwellings and other buildings by cause 2009-10 - Fire and Rescue Service

Primary Dwelling Fires (1)

Number

Year

Deliberate (3)

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) (2)

Playing with fire

Others

Unspecified

Total

Central

33

12

19

18

27

13

107

2

15

1

247

Dumfries & Galloway

9

17

12

7

21

5

47

14

-

132

Fife

54

23

24

26

33

27

107

2

23

1

320

Grampian

72

41

58

43

56

23

322

3

48

-

666

Highlands & Islands

8

18

7

22

24

13

51

2

40

7

192

Lothian & Borders

286

70

105

71

113

51

499

4

98

3

1,300

Strathclyde

670

117

346

196

286

99

1,183

13

234

10

3,154

Tayside

62

23

59

29

39

21

247

2

64

3

549

Scotland r

1,194

321

630

412

599

252

2,563

28

536

25

6,560

Primary Other Buildings Fires

Number

Year

Deliberate (3)

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) (2)

Playing with fire

Others

Unspecified

Total

Central

35

7

10

1

22

7

16

-

25

4

127

Dumfries & Galloway

17

6

2

1

15

6

6

-

14

67

Fife

43

10

9

4

21

18

16

1

27

3

152

Grampian

51

19

9

8

47

32

54

-

54

274

Highlands & Islands

11

9

2

2

19

15

6

-

37

9

110

Lothian & Borders

197

29

48

8

91

30

99

2

88

3

595

Strathclyde

576

44

61

31

220

67

214

15

210

7

1,445

Tayside

39

16

9

5

30

20

49

2

65

235

Scotland r

969

140

150

60

465

195

460

20

520

26

3,005

Notes

r - revised

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

(2) 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

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