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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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29) We also find further evidence of problematic measurement error of arsons reported in the UCR database; only 1 fire is reported in the UCR database for every 20 reported in the NFRIS database in states that allow lender recourse.
A Colorado federal indictment charges Rubin with eight counts of arson in the Oct.
The FBI does not include any estimates for arsons because the degree of reporting arson offenses varies from agency to agency.
Hershbarger and Miller (1978, 275-290) continued this line of research, relating commercial arsons to the number of business bankruptcy cases filed, duration of unemployment, and other indicators of general business vitality.
The number of empty buildings and classrooms set alight and cars torched has plummeted since the West Midlands Arson Task force was set up seven years ago.
The percentage of arsons in 2005 that included mobile property such as motor vehicles and trailers.
Karen Hughes, arson reduction advocate for the fire service, said: "We have looked specifically at target hardening in areas that are known hot spots for us.
10) Age alone cannot mitigate the serious effects of arson.
Brigade boss George Herbert said: "Traditionally the service has dealt with the results of arson through responding to fire and identifying the cause of fires after the event.
The video led to the arrest of Gary Gene Glazier, 62, a retired defense industry engineer who is charged with arson and four counts of attempted murder.
MORE needs to be done to combat rocketing numbers of arson attacks, it was claimed yesterday.