UK Fire Safety Statistics 2013-214

UK-fire-statisticsAccording to the latest official fire statistics that cover April 2013 to March 2014:

There were 275 fire fatalities in England in the years 2013-2014.

Compared to the previous year those are 5% fewer and 39% lower than one decade ago.

The majority of fire fatalities in the UK, 66% are on account of accidental dwelling fires.

While this number is higher by 6 as compared to last year, this is the second lowest number recorded and 1/3 less as compared to the previous decade.

In the observed time-period from 2012 to 2013 there had been 3,600 hospital non-fatal fire casualties. This number is 5% less than in the previous time period.

Overall there had been170,000 fires in England. According to the recent report, this is the second lowest number of fire incidents on record. One reason given for the lower number of fires is fewer outdoor fires due to above average rainfall in the UK.

The report also mentions 223,400 fire false alarms that had been attended to.

The complete report can be downloaded at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fire-statistics-monitor-april-2013-to-march-2014

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