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Vehicles: Fires

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deliberate road vehicle fires there were in England in the most recent year for which figures are available. (157653)

There were 40,335 deliberate road vehicle fires in England in 2005 (the latest calendar year for which detailed fire statistics have been published) reported by the fire and rescue service. These incidents included 33,090 deliberate car fires and 7,245 deliberate fires involving other road vehicles.