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FAIP Statistics and Research 

FAIP practitioners complete an anonymous profile questionnaire for every intervention. We analyse these results and use external researchers to help form our understanding of the fire-lighting behaviour of young people and the contributing factors. This, in turn, helps us improve the strategies and methods we use when responding to their needs.


The survey result reports are published annually and the PDFs can be downloaded here.


Correlation of risk factors and methodologies in juvenile fire setters [3.4MB]

How are these reports used?

The report highlights patterns or trends that are appearing and mitigation strategies can be initiated depending on the particular trend or pattern. For example, at one stage lighters were being used to start significantly more fires than matches. FAIP [Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme] report data was used to support the development of child-resistant lighters by their manufacturers and also support mandatory child-resistant lighter legislation in New Zealand.


Several contestable research studies have used data from these reports and other agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of FAIP. These are highlighted below.