Dödsbränder i bostäder 2012-2015: En studie av fastighetsinformation

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The purpose of this work is to study fatal residential fires and see if they are correlated with any specific building characteristics. In this report, data on fatal fires are paired with data about the properties where the fires occurred. The analysis has shown that apartment buildings are overrepresented among properties with fatal fires compared to single-family units and agricultural units. It also shows that more fatal fires occur in rented apartments than condominiums. Moreover, it appears that some construction periods are over-represented in fatal fires. It can thus be seen that there are differences in the number of fatal fires in terms of various building characteristics. However, it is doubtful whether it is the building characteristics that explain this, or if there is other underlying factors, e.g. socioeconomic factors. It may in any case be important to know what building characteristics that is over-represented in fatal fires when working with or deciding on different preventative strategies.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Building Technologies


  • Residential fires, building characteristics, property information
Original languageSwedish
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherLund University
Commissioning bodySwedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 23
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1402-3504

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