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Fires

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of fire service call-outs were to fires which had been started deliberately in each local authority area in the last 12 months. (319778)

The latest statistics on the numbers and percentages of incidents attended by each Fire and Rescue Service which were fires that had been started deliberately are shown for each Fire Authority in the table.

Incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services in England, 2008-091

All deliberate fires

All fire incidents

Deliberate fires (as percentage of all fire incidents)

All incidents2

Deliberate fires (as percentage of all incidents2)

Avon

2,847

4,629

62

13,195

22

Bedfordshire

1,438

2,518

57

6,673

22

Berkshire

1,228

2,780

44

10,420

12

Buckinghamshire

1,422

2,791

51

7,812

18

Cambridgeshire

1,736

3,232

54

9,070

19

Cheshire

3,071

5,216

59

11,451

27

Cleveland

4,593

5,172

89

11,025

42

Cornwall

574

1,864

31

5,196

11

Cumbria

1,540

2,851

54

6,623

23

Derbyshire

2,193

3,924

56

11,577

19

Devon and Somerset

2,974

6,467

46

20,735

14

Dorset

885

2,552

35

8,249

11

Durham

1,654

4,424

37

8,393

20

East Sussex

1,446

3,089

47

12,075

12

Essex

2,496

5,677

44

19,378

13

Gloucestershire

817

2,037

40

6,840

12

Greater London

9,954

29,273

34

134,153

7

Greater Manchester

14,275

19,040

75

40,871

35

Hampshire

3,192

6,201

51

19,977

16

Hereford and Worcester

1,140

2,631

43

8,184

14

Hertfordshire

1,666

3,303

50

10,562

16

Humberside

3,450

5,850

59

12,842

27

Isle of Wight

173

432

40

1,449

12

Isles of Scilly

0

9

0

20

0

Kent

3,652

6,384

57

19,908

18

Lancashire

6,065

8,787

69

21,157

29

Leicestershire

2,156

3,787

57

9,946

22

Lincolnshire

1,109

2,819

39

10,618

10

Merseyside

9,818

12,558

78

24,049

41

Norfolk

1,642

3,071

53

10,070

16

North Yorkshire

1,074

2,521

43

8,323

13

Northamptonshire

2,207

3,448

64

8,802

25

Northumberland

897

1,722

52

4,144

22

Nottinghamshire

4,021

6,310

64

15,372

26

Oxfordshire

875

2,027

43

5,738

15

Shropshire

986

2,158

46

5,289

19

South Yorkshire

7,985

10,450

76

19,886

40

Staffordshire

3,473

5,173

67

13,838

25

Suffolk

842

2,304

37

6,974

12

Surrey

1,159

3,120

37

12,580

9

Tyne and Wear

7,076

8,877

80

20,175

35

Warwickshire

1,458

2,507

58

6,208

23

West Midlands

10,427

15,360

68

39,159

27

West Sussex

1,033

2,674

39

11,609

9

West Yorkshire

11,588

14,854

78

36,669

32

Wiltshire

892

2,118

42

7,737

12

1 Provisional.

2 Comprises fires incidents attended, special service incidents attended and false alarms attended.

Source:

Fire and Rescue Incident Statistics Databases, CLG