Fire Statistics Scotland 2012-13

Statistical bulletin providing statistics on the incidents that Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services attended in 2012-13.

Table 13b: Rate of Non-Fire and Rescue Service fatal casualties from primary fires where the gender is known by cause of death per million population 2012-13 provisional - Scotland

Non Fire and Rescue Service Fatal Casualties3
Cause of death Female Male Total
Burns 2.6 1.9 2.3
Burns and overcome by gas or smoke1 1.1 0.4 0.8
Overcome by gas, smoke or fumes 1.8 4.3 3.0
Physical injuries2 - - -
Other specified - - -
Unspecified/not known 2.9 2.3 2.6
Total 8.4 8.9 8.7


1 - tables show main injuries only, priority is given to 'burns' and being 'overcome by gas or smoke'.

However, if both these injuries occur, these are shown together

2 - if 'physical injuries' and 'shock' occur, then physical injuries is recorded

3 - refers to persons who are not members of the fire and rescue service

4 - this category is a subset of 'others' - where FRS stated smoke inhalation occurred but not severe enough to be classified as person was overcome

5 - NRS: Mid-Year Estimate NRS:


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