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Fires: Motor Vehicles

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many malicious vehicle fires there have been in each year since 1997. (198060)

The number of deliberate vehicle fires, in England, attended by fire and rescue services, in each year since 1997 is displayed in the following table. Figures for 2006 are provisional and may be subject to change.

Deliberate fires1 in road vehicles, England, 1997-20062

Road vehicles

1997

35,162

1998

40,090

1999

51,888

2000

58,979

2001

67,158

2002

66,018

2003

61,088

2004

46,660

2005

40,335

20062

34,893

1 Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003

2 Provisional