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Northern Ireland 2011 - Age

Four fifths (20) of the 25 people injured from fireworks during the 2011 Halloween period were aged under 18. Of those 20 aged under 18, almost two thirds (13) were aged 11 to 15 years.

Similarly, during each of the last five years the highest proportions of those injured from fireworks and reporting to emergency care departments were aged under 18 (Table 5).

Table 5: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks, by Age Range (2007 – 2011)

Age 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
0 to 5 8 2 0 4 2
6 to 10 19 5 6 3 1
11 to 15 38 12 6 16 13
16 to 17 10 2 4 6 4
18 and Over 22 11 13 18 5
Unknown 0 0 1 0 0
Total 97 32 30 47 25

Source: Notes

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