Fires: Motor Vehicles

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

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

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

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 fires( 1) in road vehicles, England, 1997-2006( 2)
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
2006(2) 34,893
(1) Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003

(2) Provisional

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