The number of fires per month in rented accommodation for past 3 years -18036

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A request for information about the number of fires per month in rented accommodation for past 3 years -18036

Ref: FOI/18036

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 28th February 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I would like to request the figures for:

–        The number of fires per month in rented accommodation where the cause was attributed to a fault within the property, such as poor wiring and appliance fires for example.

–        The number of fires per month in privately owned accommodation where the cause was attributed to a fault within the property, such as poor wiring and appliance fires for example.

I would like this data for each of the past 3 years, starting from the most recently available figures. If this is would be greater than the permitted cost, I would appreciate the most recent data in regard to both rented and privately-owned accommodation, for long as the budget allows.

Reply

 Rented Accommodation   
Month201520162017Grand Total
Jan15172254
Feb14182254
Mar26162163
Apr18111544
May1513735
Jun19141245
Jul21241560
Aug14111338
Sep12171544
Oct19162358
Nov15192458
Dec12272665
Grand Total200203215618
 Privately Owned Accommodation   
Month201520162017Grand Total
Jan14151645
Feb16241151
Mar17171145
Apr21122154
May992442
Jun11162047
Jul16231554
Aug22181454
Sep15111238
Oct17171650
Nov21111042
Dec20242670
Grand Total199197196592

Please be aware of the following;

  • Rented accommodation includes ‘Rented from Housing Association’, ‘Rented from the Council’, ‘Rented Privately’ and ‘Rented Landlord not known’
  • Fire caused by category is selected as ‘Faults in system or appliance’
  • Date range used is January 2015 – December 2017

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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