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Statistical Reports on the Fire Problem in the United States

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Our statistical reports explore aspects of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), our reports address the nature and relevance of the specific fire or fire-related problem, highlight important findings, and suggest other resources to consider for further information.

Our latest reports

Fire in the United States

This collection of reports looks at the U.S. fire problem in 10-year periods, beginning in 1985. The reports provide a statistical overview of the fire problem that can motivate corrective action. They can also be used to select priorities, help target fire programs, and serve as a model for state or local analyses of fire data.

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Archived topical fire reports

This spreadsheet contains links to older topical reports that we have archived off our website.

Data sources for our reports

Our reports reflect the most current data year available at the time of analysis. In priority order, we primarily rely on these data sources:

SourceData available
National Fire Incident Reporting System incident-level data10 to 18 months after the end of the calendar year
National Center for Health Statistics vital records2 plus years after the end of the calendar year
National Fire Protection Association survey estimates9 months after the end of the calendar year

Other data sources include the Consumer Price Index and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Methodology documentation

These documents describe the data sources and methodology we use to calculate our fire loss estimates.

Topical Fire Report Series

Data sources and methodology documentation.