London Fire Brigade is the busiest fire and rescue service in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world.
This table summarises the number of fire deaths by borough and year (calendar and financial year) since 2000. It is updated annually.
The Brigade counts all fatalities where fire (or smoke from fire) was the cause of death. The decision on whether the cause of death was a fire, is made by the Coroner following an inquest, and the Brigade’s data and national statistics, reflect this. It does not matter whether a person dies some time after the fire, or whether (for example), smoke inhalation or escaping the fire, was the cause of death, the fatality is still counts toward the total number of fire deaths (as the Coroner will determine).
Please note this data table is for information purposes only and is not a corporate report of performance. We publish corporate performance measured against our indicators and targets here .
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