Crisis events occurred

Time series: Crisis1.1_EN.xls

Indicators Crisis events - in numbers Damages determined - thousand BGN Funds for recovery - thousand BGN Expenditures on REW2 -thousand BGN
Total of which:
from insurance compensation from Government commission from EU from other sources
Total 1 066 34 833 22 123 54 22 030 . 39 5 353
Fires 521 194 107 5 102 . . 156
Landslides 31 8 101 3 583 . 3 545 . 38 .
Earthquakes . . . . . . . .
Droughts 4 . . . . . . .
Floods 108 21 173 13 523 18 13 504 . 1 3 509
Storms, tornado, windspout, whirlwind 5 451 493 . 493 . . 37
Hailstorms 3 935 920 . 920 . . 15
Snowstorms (snowfall) 4 600 600 . 600 . . .
Icings, frosts 1 . . . . . . 30
Accidents 11 1 766 1 572 . 1 572 . . 276
Accidents with vehicles 355 28 125 31 94 . . 94
Pollutions (with chemical materials, dangerous waste, municipal waste and other) 2 . . . . . . 30
Epidemic human diseases 3 . . . . . . 1
Epidemic animal diseases (incl. birds) 3 85 . . . . . 5
Calamity 1 300 . . . . . .
Other crisis, natural disasters and events 14 1 200 1 200 . 1 200 . . 1 200

1 Data are based on the annual reports presented in NSI
by 75 municipal administrations.
2 R E W - rescue and emergency work.
'.' - not available or missing data.
Crisis events occurred
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Regional Statistics and Monitoring Indicators Department

Contact name

Georgi Shivarov

Dimitar Popov

Contact person function

Junior expert

Chief expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 02 9857 558

+359 02 9857 107

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 November 2018
Metadata last posted30 November 2018
Metadata last update30 November 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

The survey provides data on occurred crisis events by types on the country territory, determined damages (loss of tangible assets), supplemental funds for recovery grouped by their sources as well as expenditures on rescue and emergency work (REW).

The data for loss of tangible assets (in thousands of BGN) in the report refer to losses due to occurrence of crisis events on the territories of the municipalities, which are recorded in the relevant manner by the members of the committees appointed by order of the mayor.

Classification system
  • Crisis events (nomenclature of the survey).
  • Sources of the funds (nomenclature of the survey).
  • Unified Classification of the Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units in Bulgaria (ЕККАТЕ).
Sector coverage

Exhaustive survey among the municipal administrations with a deadline for data submission by March 31 of each year. The scope of the survey does not include damages from emerging crisis events in sites owned by ministries and agencies, commercial companies and sole traders.

The survey includes the following crisis events – fires, landslides, earthquakes, droughts, floods  , storms, tornado, windspout, whirlwind, hailstorms, snowstorms, icings, frosts, accidents, accidents with vehicles, pollutions (with chemical materials, dangerous waste, municipal waste and other), epidemic human and animal diseases, calamity, other crisis, natural disasters and events.

Groups of sources of the supplemental funds for recovery – from insurance compensations, from governmental commission, from EU and from other sources.   

Statistical concepts and definitions

Crisis event is a sudden or anticipated change caused by human activities or natural phenomenon in which the lives, health and property of large groups of people, territory, the environment, the cultural and the material values of the country are disturbed or threatened.

Statistical unit

Crisis event.  

Statistical population

Crisis events occurred on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Reference area

The whole territory of Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

2010 – 2017

Base period

Not applied.

Unit of measure

numbers; thousands BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
Data sharing

Not applied.

Confidentiality - policy

Law on Statistics.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In accordance with Article 25 of the Law on Statistics Individual data are not published. Dissemination of individual data is possible only in accordance with Article 26 of the Law on Statistics.

Release policy
Release calendar

Data are published according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website:

User access

Data are disseminated on the NSI website, section Crisis events occurred, in accordance with the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably.

Frequency of dissemination


Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applied.


Not applied.

On-line database

Detailed annual results are available to all users on the NSI website under the heading Crisis Events:

Micro-data access

Individual anonymous micro-data could be provided for the scientific and research purposes by individual request according to the Regulation of submission of anonymous individual data for scientific and research purposes.


An information service could be provided by request, according to the NSI Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Information Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

Instructions on filling the statistical form by the respondents.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applied.

Quality assessment

Not applied.

User needs

The main users of Crisis Events statistical data are:

Directorate General “Fire Safety and Civil Protection”; Non-governmental organisations, research institutions and others.

User satisfaction

No user satisfaction survey has been applied.


Not applicable.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Statistical data are of good accuracy and reliability. Main sources of errors are observed during reporting (data entry) process performed by the respondents.

Sampling error

Not applicable. Exhaustive survey. 

Non-sampling error

A logical review of the data submitted by the municipal administrations is performed. The identified inaccuracies by the NSI are communicated with the respondents, who are able to adjust their submitted reports in Information system Business Statistics.

Timeliness and punctuality

Data are published according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.


Deadlines for dissemination of the data, provided in the Release Calendar of NSI are respected.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Not applicable.

Coherence - cross domain

Not available.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applied.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Revision of regular data characterized by the availability of new and updated statistical information on the basis of official notification by the respondents.

Data revision - practice

Preliminary annual data after the reporting deadline. Final data after revision of received by the respondents updated information.

Statistical processing
Source data

Exhaustive survey part of annual statistical reports on the activity of the budget enterprises.

Frequency of data collection


Data collection

Statistical form "Report on losses from crisis events" in paper form and / or on-line data entry of the information in Information system “Business statistics”.

Data validation

Validation checks are performed during the data entry by arithmetic and logical control of the input data and with comparison of the output data with the results of the surveys from previous years.

Data compilation

Data are compiled in Information system “Business statistics” and aggregated to the appropriate geographical level for dissemination.  


Not applied.

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