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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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Then in April that year arsonists torched a row of partly constructed buildings on Greenfield Road, Holywell.
There are firefighters in all these places -- people like Tzipi Livni and Shimon Peres in Israel, former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Mohammad Javad Zarif in Iran and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani in Iraq -- but they are now overwhelmed by the passions set loose by the arsonists.
Club chairman Alan Westwater said: "We were determined not to let the arsonist win.
On Tuesday night, hikers were unsettled to hear an arsonist was on the loose.
The rioters and arsonists were arrested after clashes with policemen broke out in December for banning a rally to mark Martyr Day on the same day of Bahrain's National day.
Police believe the same arsonists had struck elsewhere in the village less than an hour earlier.
A bill that would create a national arsonist registry passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote Wednesday, December 5, and now awaits consideration from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
2008--In a major policy shift, Govenor Schwarzenegger today announced that he was no longer actively pursuing the arsonists, believed hiding in Nevada, who had devastated California last year and caused billions of dollars in damage.
The arsonists broke into a vacant property and, once inside, sprayed graffiti on the walls and set fire to a mattress.
12) Findings revealed that parents of juvenile arsonists often experience personal and marital distress, and their children have exposure to stressful life events, poor supervision, and minimal family affiliation.
Content includes psychological profiles of arsonists, their motivation for setting fires and types of fires they set.
And while the city arrests arsonists at twice the national rate, it still only solves 34 percent of arson crimes.