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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Community and safety services >> Tasmania Fire Service >> Civilian injuries and deaths

In 2003-04, there were 42 civilian injuries caused by fire in Tasmania compared with 26 in 2002-03. Of the civilians injured in 2003-04, 42.9% were recorded in the Southern Region of Tasmania, 35.7% in the Northern Region and 21.4% in the North West Region.

Fire caused nine civilian deaths in Tasmania in 2003-04, four in the North West, two in the Northern Region and three in the Southern Region. Four people died from fire in 2002-03.


CIVILIAN INJURIES AND DEATHS, Tasmanian regions

Southern(a)
Northern(a)
North West(a)
Tasmania





2002-03

2003-04

2002-03

2003-04

2002-03

2003-04

2002-03

2003-04

no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Injuries(b)
16
18
6
15
4
9
26
42
Deaths(c)
1
3
1
2
2
4
4
9

(a) All incidents are recorded by regions corresponding to the (03)62, (03)63 and (03)64 telephone directory areas. For detail refer to the Map of Tasmanian Telephone Directory Areas.
(b) Injuries are as reported by responding officers. These figures have not been verified by any other source.
(c) The figures for civilian deaths are based on figures provided by fire investigators and represent 100% of fire investigation reports. Data excludes death caused by suicide, murder or natural causes.

Source: Incident reporting system, Tasmania Fire Service.


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