Arson


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Arson

Deliberately setting fire with a destructive intent. Arson can be intended to incite terror; for example, a loan shark may set fire to a building owned by a debtor. Insurance for businesses and homes usually covers arson, though sometimes company owners set fire to their own buildings as a form of insurance fraud.
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She said: "We are working with the Arson Prevention Bureau to cut the number of arson attacks on schools and local fire and rescue services also run schemes which target vandals or those showing an unhealthy interest in starting fires.
It will no doubt have had an affect, and some of our efforts in reducing the causes of arson have gone some way to improve the figures.
To learn more about the benefits of having an accelerant detection canine team in your community, view profiles of local teams, and download an Arson Awareness Week poster visit the U.
Ryan Holden, 20, of Montrovia Road, West Derby, denies firearm and arson conspiracies, as well as conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs.
Each count of arson and attempted arson carries a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison, up to a maximum of 20 years, the federal government said.
The number of arsons reported by individual law enforcement agencies is available in Tables 8-11, arson trend data (indicating a year-to-year change) are in Tables 12-15, and arson clearance data (crimes solved) can be found in Arson Table 2 and Tables 25-28.
In February a 22-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter were rescued after an arson attack at their home in Wood End.
from 1964-75, Cloninger (1981, 494-504) found that arson increases as the yield on business assets falls.
On the case: Sgt Phil Butler works with West Midlands Fire Service Watch Commander Sean Tomkins to roll out the work of the arson task force.
Our operational crews are working alongside our specialist Arson Task Force, the police and local authority to investigate every instance of arson thoroughly.
This reference combines a discussion of the legal issues of fire investigation, the state and federal laws governing arson, and the criminal procedure issues that arise in an arson investigation; it will be useful for all professionals involved in the investigation, prosecution, and defense of arson.
He carried out more acts of arson than any other church arsonist, authorities said.