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Arson: Death

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of arson in each of the last five years. (139501)

The information requested is provided as follows.

Fatal and non-fatal casualties as a result of deliberate fires, England, 2001-05

Fatalities

Non-fatal casualties

2001

67

2,763

2002

90

2,626

2003

98

2,514

2004

78

2,196

2005

93

2,186

Note:

Excludes casualties not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003.

Source:

Fire and Rescue Service returns to Communities and Local Government.