Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: April 2024

This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities areas. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

Further detail on fire statistics

* New * There were 257 deliberate building fires in quarter 3 of 2023-24, up from 234 in the same quarter of 2022-23. Over the same period, the number of deliberate road vehicle fires fell from 187 to 161. There has been a long-term downward trend in deliberate building and deliberate road vehicle fires since this series began.

Four quarter average number of deliberate building fires and road vehicle fires for each quarter from quarter 4 of 2009-10 (January to March 2010) onwards. Last updated April 2024. Next update due July 2024.

* 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 3,428 UFAS incidents in quarter 3 of 2023-24, which made up 18% of all incidents attended in that quarter. This is down from the previous year where UFAS made up 35% of all incidents attended in that quarter. This decrease is attributed to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s new policy regarding UFAS incidents, which outlines a change in how automatic fire alarm call outs are managed.



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