Dataset

Fires - Number and Loss by Type and Property Use: 2001 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

A concise dataset illustrating loss by fires in the US. Direct property damage figures do not include indirect losses, like business interruption, and adjustments for inflation, but do include outside storage, crops, timber, mobile homes, hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses etc. Also Included in the dataset is the $33.4 billion in property loss that occurred due to the events of September 11, 2001 and $2.044 billion in property loss from Southern California wildfires. Take note that data is underreported as some incidents were handled by private fire brigades or fixed suppression systems.

Format

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 346):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 27 rows and 14 columns.

(1,734 represents 1,734,000)and property loss of (44,023 represents $44,023,000,000). Based on annual sample survey of fire departments. No adjustments were made] made for unreported fires and losses

Footnotes:

  1. Direct property damage figures do not include indirect losses, like business interruption, and adjustments for inflation.
  2. Includes $33.4 billion in property loss that occurred due to the events of September 11, 2001.
  3. Includes outside storage, crops, timber, etc.
  4. Includes Southern California wildfires where there was an estimated $2.044 billion in property loss.
  5. Includes mobile homes.
  6. Includes hotels and motels, college dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
  7. Data underreported as some incidents were handled by private fire
    brigades or fixed suppression systems which do not report.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.