Number of false fire alarms responded by U.S. fire departments in 2016, by type of false alarm

U.S. fire statistics: number of false alarms, by type 2016 This statistic shows total number of false alarms responded by fire departments in the United States in 2016. In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to a total of 2,622,000 false alarms. Malicious false calls increased by 3.9% from 2015, accounting for 172,500 of all false calls.
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Type of callNumber of calls responded
Unintentional call1,225,500
System malfunction837,000
Other false alarms (bomb scares, etc.)387,500
Malicious, mischievous false call172,500
Type of callNumber of calls responded
Unintentional call1,225,500
System malfunction837,000
Other false alarms (bomb scares, etc.)387,500
Malicious, mischievous false call172,500
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This statistic shows total number of false alarms responded by fire departments in the United States in 2016. In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to a total of 2,622,000 false alarms. Malicious false calls increased by 3.9% from 2015, accounting for 172,500 of all false calls.
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September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016

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