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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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Professor Prins has assembled a mass of informative data of great use to professionals and those in the caring agencies who may be involved with treating fire-raising offenders, but the author emphasizes that, in the present state of knowledge the book is not intended as a manual offering definite answers concerning the management of individual cases.
Yesterday Cook appeared from custody where pleaded guilty to a charge of wilful fire-raising to the danger of life.
About 40 detectives are working on a manhunt to stop the fire-raising duo, while a pounds 16,000 reward for information has been put up by victims.
"She has a lengthy schedule of previous convictions, including wilful fire-raising.
Scottish Prison Service figures show that the number of wilful fire-raising incidents hit an all time high in 2011-12, with 57.
The boy was caught carrying a homemade tool for opening water mains, His gang of teeny terrors have also been blamed for a number of cases of fire-raising in Glasgow.
The most drug offences, vandalism, fire-raising and crimes involving weapons were committed in Craigmillar, in Edinburgh.
Officers were taken by the Mallaig Lifeboat on Sunday after reports of a fire-raising incident at one of its key community buildings.
Anyone with information about deliberate fire-raising should contact the free and confidential Crimestoppers helpline on 0800 555 111.
A FIRE-RAISING pensioner who risked his elderly neighbours' lives was jailed for 16 months yesterday.
Another 20 pupils have been arrested on suspicion of fire-raising, drug offences and breach of the peace.