Further detail on fire statistics
* New * There were 372 deliberate building fires in quarter 1 of 2023-24, up from 370 in the same quarter of 2022-23. Over the same period, the number of deliberate road vehicle fires fell from 185 to 182. There has been a long-term downward trend in deliberate building and deliberate road vehicle fires since this series began.
The figures used in this chart are the average of the quarter in question and the three quarters prior, in order to allow for seasonal variation.
* New * Unwanted fire alarm signals (UFAS) describe avoidable false alarm signals from a workplace, either from an automatic fire alarm or from a person. There were 7,082 UFAS incidents in quarter 1 of 2023-24, which made up 26.7% of all incidents attended in that quarter. This is slightly down from the previous year where UFAS made up 27.3% of all incidents attended in that quarter.
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