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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A report to the committee said many of the arson incidents were "secondary arson" - open grassland or litter being set on fire.
"If you commit arson, you will be caught and you will be locked up," Patronis said.
Two days after the fire, witnesses allege Schenkel said he was going to burn down a home on Linda Avenue "with everyone inside of it tonight." Schenkel also allegedly claimed the residents "will know they can't stay here and live." William Schenkel was arrested on April 3 and transported to the Volusia County Jail on charges of arson and aggravated assault.
The total number is up from 282 arson attacks the year before - an increase of 28 per cent in a single year, which is much sharper than the national average.
The post Arrest in connection with series of car arson attacks appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
First, we assemble and use a novel panel data series of arson offenses and accidental fires arguably subject to less reporting bias compared to data from the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) System used in prior studies.
Inspector Simon Kneale said: "We were thrilled with the reaction to the online competition, and thought Stacey's suggestion of Burning your Future summed up perfectly how arson really can destroy the life of the perpetrator and those around them.
Nevertheless, common rules of policy interpretation, applied to the same situation and policy language, have yielded varying opinions on whether arson is excluded as a form of vandalism.
The entrepreneur and TV personality, who is chair of the Churches Conservation Trust, has spoken of the devastating loss arson can cause after St Paul's Church Hall in Winlaton was torched.
Speaking about the arson, he said, "that event meant that the aggressor and occupier Zionist regime does not respect any social and human principle, doesn't show mercy to the people, children and women, continues massacre and aggression and even desecrates the Muslim world's first Qibla and a place which is also respected by other divine religions."
Officers arrested Andrew Derbyshire, 21, at his home in South Stanley and he has been charged with two cases of arson with intent to endanger life, two cases of attempted arson with intent to endanger life, arson in relation to a car, and arson in relation to the school.
RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to join Cleveland Fire Brigade's fight against arson. As part of the its Summer Arson Prevention Campaign, the brigade is advising communities and businesses on how they can help reduce the risk of deliberately set fires.