Electrical Safety First Core Data Set - England
When more up to date information becomes available, this data set will be updated to reflect this.
N.B. Our methodology applies where stated – this is:
Accidental dwelling fires, electrical ignition source, causes: Faulty Fuel Supplies, Faulty Appliances and leads, Misuse and articles placed too close to heat.
UK total: Approximately 19,300 Accidental domestic fires of electrical origin
Accidental Domestic Fires
Accidental electrical dwelling Fires: 14,186 (53.4% of all accidental dwelling fires)
Of which caused by:
Faulty appliances and leads: 3667 (25.9% of electrical fires)
Faulty fuel supply: 2152 (15.2% of electrical fires)
Misuse: 6594 (46.5% of electrical fires)
Fatalities and Injuries
Fatalities attributed to electrical distribution fires: 11
Injuries attributed to electrical distribution fires: 321
Fatalities attributed to other electrical appliance fires:15
Injuries attributed to other electrical appliance fires: 397
Domestic Appliance Fires
From Domestic Appliance Fires dataset, Home Office. Electrical Safety First Methodology Applied.
All domestic appliance fires 2018-2019: 10,111
All domestic appliance fires 2014-2019: 53,387
Total Injuries/Fatalities attributed to domestic appliances : 1,228
Appliance Fires 2014-2019