02-20-2014, 04:07 PM #1
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Annual Statistics on Structure Fires Per Capita
I am looking for annual statistics on cities with the most structure fires per capita. Can someone please point me to a website or source with this info? Thanks...
02-20-2014, 06:32 PM #2
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I am not sure a single source even exists. If fire insurance industry related, It might be considered somewhat sensitive information not available to the general or individual public. Or...if such data was even available, would it be accurate? Also, what criteria would be determined to define what a structure fire is? $Loss$ Size? Insured? Non insured? Etc..
One might have to just do a very large statistically valid survey of hundreds of various size towns and cities to come up with a valid data base and even that might not be accurate. Is there a single or multiple source availability of such information? I do not know. NFPA? ISO? Insurance company clearing houses? HB of CJ (old coot)
02-20-2014, 06:39 PM #3
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02-20-2014, 08:01 PM #4
I doubt you find that info combined in a single source. I can tell you that fires per capita are divided into communities of similar sizes.
For example, in 2012 cities with a population of 500K to 999K averaged 3.6 structure fires per 1000 in population. In Memphis, our per capita is twice that at nearly 7 structure fires per 1000.
The national average in 2012 was 4.4 structure fires per 1000 people.
Look on page 6.
Last edited by MemphisE34a; 02-20-2014 at 11:34 PM.RK
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