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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2005   
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In 2003-04, there were 1,465 deliberately lit fires in Tasmania. A further 1,368 fires were accidental. The cause of 976 fires in the state was undetermined.

The majority of fires, 54.4%, occurred in the Southern Region of the state, while 26.7% occurred in the Northern Region, and 18.9% occurred in the North West Region.


CAUSE OF FIRES, Tasmanian regions
Southern(a)
Northern(a)
North West(a)
Tasmania

no.

no.

no.

no.

2002-03
Accidental
Design fault
139
69
80
288
Misuse
534
475
266
1,275
Natural
18
25
16
59
Deliberate
1,312
334
225
1,871
Not applicable
70
10
19
99
Other
178
111
45
334
Undetermined
536
223
137
896
Total
2,787
1,247
788
4,822

2003-04
Accidental
Design fault
121
82
85
288
Misuse
496
290
242
1,028
Natural
16
17
19
52
Deliberate
904
355
206
1,465
Not applicable
57
17
18
92
Other
120
79
32
231
Undetermined
532
265
179
976
Total
2,246
1,105
781
4,132

(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.

Source: Incident reporting system, Tasmania Fire Service.


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