As Arson Awareness Week comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to tell people about NFPA's report on intentional fires. Intentional Fires, by Richard Campbell, is an excellent resource and includes information on structure, vehicle and outside intentional fires, when and where these fires occur and arrest and clearance information.
More than 280,000 intentionally set fires per year were reported to local fire departments in the U.S. between 2007-2011. Vehicle fires accounted for seven percent of intentional fires and fourteen percent of the direct property damage caused by intentional fires.
I hope you can take a minute to check out the intentional fires report.