Fire Prevention and Protection Statistics, England, April 2020 to March 2021


The focus of this publication is the trends in smoke alarm ownership, fire prevention and protection activities by fire and rescue services, in England, for the financial year April 2020 to March 2021.


Key results

The number of Home Fire Safety Checks (HFSCs) has been declining since financial year 2010 to 2011. In financial year 2020 to 2021, FRSs and their partners completed just over 169,500 face to face (FTF) HFSCs.


In financial year 2019 to 2020 FRSs and their partners completed just under 589,000 HFSCs. The number of HFSCs undertaken in financial year 2020 to 2021 was heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions.


The total number of Fire Safety Audits has been declining since financial year 2010 to 2011. In financial year 2020 to 2021 FRSs carried out 34,423 Fire Safety Audits, down from 48,414 in the financial year 2019 to 2020. The decrease is likely to have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions.


The full document is available here.


Home Office September 2021

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