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Northern Ireland 2011 - Firework Injuries

Latest Position (2011)

During the 2011 Halloween period, 25 persons reported to an emergency care department as result of a firework related injury (Table 1 & Figure 1).

Annual Trend

Between 1996 and 2011, the number of persons injured from fireworks and presenting at emergency care departments decreased significantly from 202 to 25. While the 2011 figure is similar to that recorded in the year the new legislation was introduced (2002), the number injured has decreased by almost three quarters since 2007, from 97 to 25 in 2011 (Table 1 & Figure 1).

Since 2010 the number of persons injured almost halved from 47 to 25 in 2011, the lowest number since records began in 1996.

Table 1: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, Northern Ireland (1996 – 2011)

Year Number of Firework Injuries
1996 202
1997 92
1998 101
1999 139
2000 100
2001 136
2002 38
2003 45
Year Number of Firework Injuries
2004 55
2005 86
2006 69
2007 97
2008 32
2009 30
2010 47
2011 25

Figure 1: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, Northern Ireland (1996 – 2011)

Figure 1: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, Northern Ireland (1996 – 2011)

Source: Notes

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