Chart of average loss per structure fire in the United States, 1977 to 2011

Chart displays trend lines for the average dollar loss per structure fire adjusted and unadjusted for inflation. Unadjusted costs have steadily risen from $3800 in 1977 to $20,000 in 2011. Adjusted for inflation the costs have risen steadily from $3800 in 1977 to $5200 in 2011. All numbers are approximate.

Source: Fire Loss in the United States During 2011, Michael J. Karter Jr. September 2012

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