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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2002


Statistical bulletin CrJ/2004/2: Fire Statistics Scotland, 2002


Our aim

The aim of the Statistical Service is to provide relevant and reliable statistical information, analysis and advice that meet the needs of government, business and the people of Scotland.

Our Objectives

1. To ensure that all statistics work is relevant to meeting user needs by

  • Improving the range of statistics and analysis we produce for users inside and outside of government (including for key cross cutting policy areas such as the economy, social justice, area regeneration, equality and rural issues)
  • Reviewing and where practicable improving timeliness.
  • Providing more statistics disaggregated by age, gender, ethnicity and other characteristics.
  • Developing more data for small areas through the Neighbourhood Statistics project
  • Maintaining comparability of statistics across the UK.

2. To make better use of our statistics by

  • Contributing more directly to policy processes inside and where possible outside government. These include community planning, performance information, measurement of government targets, better policy making and modernising government objectives.
  • Improving access to and presentation of data and analysis, through better use of the Web, improved publications and improved systems for holding and accessing background data.
  • Improving the advice provided on statistics to Ministers and senior management within the Executive.

3. To develop the reliability and integrity of official statistics by

  • Assuring and improving quality as an integral part of data collection and analysis and through regular reviews in line with National Statistics quality strategy.
  • Developing statistical methods, systems and classifications
  • Maintaining and promoting integrity through implementation of the National Statistics Code of Practice and related protocols.

4. To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of statistics products and services by

  • Making full use of all sources including administrative sources.
  • Minimising the burden on data providers through Survey Monitoring & Advice
  • Ensuring value for money.
  • Employing staff with the necessary skills and ensuring development of expertise amongst existing staff.
  • Ensuring effective use of Information and Communications Technology.
  • Managing, promoting and upholding the integrity of the statistics profession.

5. To plan effectively and work together by

  • Producing and implementing an annual Scottish Executive Statistics Plan.
  • Developing more co-ordinated working arrangements with other analytical services in and out of the Executive.
  • Working with the rest of the Government Statistical Service to develop joint approaches/solutions where appropriate.
  • Improving the involvement of users and providers, working on a partnership basis wherever possible.

This is a National Statistics publication

This is a National Statistics publication. It has been produced to high professional standards set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice and Release Practice Protocol.


These statistics undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs. They are produced free from any political interference.

Details of pre-release access will be provided in the Scottish Executive Statistics Website under 'Forthcoming Releases'

Correspondence and enquiries

Enquiries on Fire Statistics Scotland, 2002

should be addressed to:

Katy Barratt
Scottish Executive Justice Department
Justice Statistics Unit Branch 2
1WR, St Andrew's House
Telephone: (0131) 244 2226; Fax: (0131) 244 2623

e-mail: katy.barratt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

General enquiries on Scottish Executive statistics

can be addressed to:

Kevin Meenan
Central Statistics Unit
Scottish Executive
3rd Floor West Rear, St Andrews House
Telephone: (0131) 244 0442; Fax: (0131) 244 0335

e-mail: statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Advice on specific areas of Scottish Executive statistical work can be obtained from staff at the telephone numbers given below:

Scottish Executive Statistics contacts

Schools - qualifications

(0131) 244 0313

Schools - pupils and teachers

(0131) 244 0309

Further and Higher Education

(0141) 242 0273

The Economy

(0131) 244 2234

Labour market

(0141) 242 5446


(0141) 242 5446

Income, Tax and Benefits

(0131) 244 2583

Local government finance

(0131) 244 7033

Environment, planning & local government staffing

(0131) 244 0445


(0131) 244 0442


(0131) 244 7236


(0131) 244 7255


(0131) 244 3432

Community Care

(0131) 244 3777

Social Justice

(0131) 244 0442

Scottish Executive personnel

(0131) 244 3926

Agricultural census and labour force

(0131) 244 6150


(0131) 244 6441

Courts and law

(0131) 244 2227

Recorded crime and prisons

(0131) 244 2225

Other contacts for Scottish statistics

Forestry Commission

(0131) 314 6337

The Scottish Funding Councils for

Higher and Further Education

(0131) 313 6575

General Register Office for Scotland

- Vital statistics and publications

- Population statistics, census statistics or digital boundary products

(0131) 314 4243

(0131) 314 4254

For general enquiries about National Statistics in the United Kingdom Government contact the National Statistics Public Enquiry Service on 020 7533 5888

minicom: 01633 812399
Email: info@statistics.gov.uk
Fax: 01633 652747

Letters: room DG/18, 1 Drummond Gate, LONDON SW1V 2QQ

You can also find National Statistics on the internet - go to www.statistics.gov.uk

Current staff names, e-mail addresses and the publications listed below as well as a range of other statistical publications can be found on the Scottish Executive Web site at www.scotland.gov.uk/stats.

Further information on the General Register Office for Scotland is available on the website www.gro-scotland.gov.uk

Most recent Justice Statistical Publications relating to the Crime and Justice theme

Ref no.


Last published



Fire Statistics Scotland, 2001

May 2003



Firearm Certificates Statistics, Scotland, 2002

July 2003



Prison Statistics Scotland, 2002

September 2003



Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2002

September 2003


Statistics Release

Criminal Appeals Statistics, 2002

October 2003



Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police In Scotland, 2002

November 2003



Homicide in Scotland, 2002

November 2003



Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2002-03

December 2003


Statistics Release

Provisional Prison Statistics Scotland, 2003

February 2004



Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2002

February 2004


Additional copies of these publications may be purchased from Scottish Executive Publication Sales, The Stationery Office Bookshop, 71 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AZ, Telephone: (0131) 228 4181, Fax: (0131) 622 7017. Cheques should be made payable to 'The Stationery Office Limited'.

Complaints and suggestions

If you are not satisfied with our service, please write to the Chief Statistician, Mr Rob Wishart, 4 Floor East Rear, St Andrews House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG, Telephone: (0131) 244 0302, e-mail rob.wishart@scotland.gov.uk . We also welcome any comments or suggestions that would help us to improve our standards of service.

ISSN 0264 1178

ISBN 0 7559 3701 5