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Table 1: Deliberate fires( 1) by year and location, England, 1997 to 2006( 2)
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
FRS area Properties Road vehicles Properties Road vehicles Properties Road vehicles Properties Road vehicles Properties Road vehicles

England

26,221

35,162

24,357

40,090

25,472

51,888

25,487

58,979

27,653

67,158

England—Non-Met counties

12,763

17,519

12,131

20,505

12,471

26,564

12,867

30,701

14,125

34,545

Avon

448

887

411

1,158

435

1,669

513

2,057

600

2,540

Bedfordshire

261

513

247

533

225

727

246

964

221

865

Berkshire

256

509

213

561

203

720

237

865

244

944

Buckinghamshire

307

562

269

653

279

808

299

890

268

1,033

Cambridgeshire

303

504

316

537

319

827

309

880

315

813

Cheshire

513

432

471

567

472

619

518

667

532

946

Cleveland

615

571

523

755

607

1,125

655

1,207

690

1,483

Cornwall

117

178

147

162

107

169

137

237

158

310

Cumbria

216

300

188

344

252

372

193

430

247

380

Derbyshire

328

507

324

567

336

805

310

802

322

942

Devon

379

443

308

462

342

499

298

556

392

614

Dorset

250

286

206

317

231

401

227

493

256

589

Durham

420

507

366

657

308

732

287

749

383

751

East Sussex

338

455

325

520

293

716

368

882

403

918

Essex

396

649

379

724

471

961

574

1,559

553

1,740

Gloucestershire

179

264

168

256

159

290

185

353

154

464

Hampshire

530

526

560

710

511

802

436

839

501

822

Hereford and Worcester

272

299

218

311

218

415

223

465

287

450

Hertfordshire

333

431

281

466

321

677

347

845

345

885

Humberside

668

722

639

902

681

1,186

595

1,092

650

1,379

Isle of Wight

58

22

45

10

42

21

54

19

70

32

Kent

607

1,086

578

1,397

595

1,864

555

2,373

665

2,143

Lancashire

881

821

933

918

1,101

1,229

1,081

1,169

1,212

1,366

Leicestershire

460

752

496

819

431

1,075

415

1,063

527

1,172

Lincolnshire

167

263

197

364

230

373

185

421

198

473

Norfolk

309

411

287

436

244

489

285

696

286

738

North Yorkshire

189

255

193

252

185

384

198

450

219

553

Northamptonshire

326

550

338

632

337

763

363

941

406

954

Northumberland

178

272

172

236

165

327

166

309

196

372

Nottinghamshire

512

818

551

1,062

624

1,562

589

1,772

680

2,672

Oxfordshire

217

372

188

478

197

544

223

686

170

566

Shropshire

155

309

185

309

163

315

179

409

222

512

Somerset

148

226

120

248

141

374

155

411

165

513

Staffordshire

421

653

412

809

398

955

453

968

497

1,137

Suffolk

168

164

139

148

143

222

176

326

219

400

Surrey

215

329

185

381

164

508

194

636

197

659

Warwickshire

163

343

171

397

151

461

196

511

150

568

West Sussex

261

239

223

291

239

389

269

435

343

540

Wiltshire

198

89

159

159

151

192

174

275

181

306

Isles of Scilly

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

England—Met Counties

13,458

17,644

12,226

19,585

13,001

25,324

12,620

28,278

13,528

32,613

Greater Manchester

2,642

4,042

2,439

4,130

2,738

5,166

2,529

5,717

2,676

7,017

Merseyside

1,725

1,569

1,606

1,838

1,836

2,568

1,865

3,124

1,787

3,473

South Yorkshire

677

1,562

740

1,901

715

2,254

755

2,125

877

2,383

Tyne and Wear

1,372

1,581

1,201

1,738

1,145

2,068

1,110

1,953

1,188

2,259

West Midlands

2,430

3,044

2,078

3,110

2,102

4,154

2,089

4,423

2,127

4,834

West Yorkshire

1,601

2,874

1,459

3,491

1,420

4,169

1,383

4,817

1,673

6,171

Greater London

3,011

2,971

2,703

3,378

3,045

4,945

2,889

6,118

3,200

6,475



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