National estimates for residential building fires in 2011, the most recent year data are available, are:
—Fires: 364,500.
—Deaths: 2,450.
—Injuries: 13,900.
—Dollar Loss: $6,651,400,000.
Overall trends for residential building fires for the five-year period of 2007 to 2011 show:
—A 7 percent decrease in fires.
—An 11 percent decrease in deaths. —A 3 percent increase in injuries.
—An 18 percent decrease in dollar loss. (Note: This overall constant dollar-loss trend takes inflation into account by adjusting each year’s dollar loss to its equivalent 2011 value.)
National Fire Data Center • Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727