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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These included: 41 sexual crimes 6414 for shoplifting 2463 for common assault 913 for vandalism 12,577 for breach of the peace 11,663 drugs offences 8 fire-raising crimes 4 serious crimes of violence 2 of handling an offensive weapon Offences dealt with by police and prosecutors
But she stressed that he was destined to be tripped up by his wild impulsive side - which could explain the fire-raising incident that got him jailed.
The contest on September 29 was triggered by Watson's resignation from the Scottish Parliament after he admitted fire-raising at a posh Edinburgh hotel.
In 2003, 177 women under 21 were found guilty of fire-raising and vandalism, compared to 122 in 2002, 102 in 2001 and 109 in 1999.
A report to Holyrood's Equal Opportunities Committee said one traveller had left due to threats of fire-raising.
JD Security: Jason Dickson,27, is linked to assaults and fire-raising.
Boys aged 16 and 17 have been reported to the fiscal for alleged wilful fire-raising.
Edgar earlier admitting breach of the peace and wilful fire-raising.
Fire-raising, with 273 incidents reported last year.
The teenager and nine others were responsible for 307 alleged crimes, including assault, wilful fire-raising and housebreaking.
The MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, who was charged with wilful fire-raising, now faces five years in jail.
A CID spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an incident of wilful fire-raising at the site.