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More quarterly fire data added

02 January 2014

What is it? Statistics on fires occuring aross the district are provided for the Wakefield Observatory by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Fires are categorised acording to their severity (primary or secondary); and by cause (accidental or deliberate). Data for Q1 and Q2 2013/14 are now available, down to ward level.

Example statistic: In financial quarter 2 2013/14 Knottingley ward had the highest deliberate secondary fire rate out of all the district's wards, followed by South Elmsall and South Kirkby ward.

Where to find it: The data is available under Statistics ... Crime ... West Yorkshire Fires .