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Arson: Motor Vehicles

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many car fires were started maliciously in each of the last five years. (139496)

The information requested is provided in the following table.

Deliberate primary car fires, England, 2001-05

Number

2001

59,154

2002

58,180

2003

52,841

2004

39,582

2005

33,090

Note: Figures are based on sampled data grossed to fire and rescue service totals and exclude any fires in November 2002 and January-February 2003 strike periods. Source: Fire and Rescue Service returns to Communities and Local Government.