Facts and figures about arson

Arson remains the largest single cause of fire in England and Wales and research has estimated that the overall annual cost of arson to the economy in this area is around £2.53 billion. The human cost has also been high. In the last decade, there have been around 2.3 million deliberate fires resulting in over 25,000 injuries and over 900 deaths.

In an average week in England, arson results in:-

  • 1600 deliberately set primary fires
  • 50 injuries
  • 2 deaths

A cost to taxpayers of at least £45 million.

Source: Arson Control Forum Annual Report 2006

Facts and figures about arson

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