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Arson Still a Huge Problem in Detroit

Recently, The Detroit News researched the amount of arson cases that took place in the Detroit area between 2010 and 2013. While the results don’t include incidents of arson that happened in the last year, the study still provides a pretty accurate look at the current situation in the city. Reporters for the paper found that during that period, an average of 3,000 arson incidents happened each year.

While this report includes all fires that were deemed suspicious, it is clear that legitimate cases of arson are happening in this city at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, the city isn’t able to keep up with this crisis. Currently, Detroit is only working with 10 investigators to identify examples of arson and catch the perpetrators. Furthermore, there were a reported 3,839 suspicious fires in 2014, with only 3,500 of those properties being razed by city officials.

Widespread arson is having a number of bad effects on the city and the people who live there. For example, the average state home policy was $774 in 2011, but the policy for people living in the city was $1,700. The economy of the city is also struggling, and the threat of arson is just one of the many reasons that are keeping people away from the area.

In order to combat arson in the public sector such as in Detroit, and anywhere else in the world, properly trained resources need to be allocated. Properly trained fire and arson investigators are the first step in the process of recognizing or determining that a particular fire is in fact incendiary or arson.

At John Michael Agosti & Associates, we have the highly qualified and certified fire experts to deal with the task of fire origin and cause on the private sector side. If you are an insurance company, attorney or individual in need of fire investigation services please contact us for a free consultation to see if we can help.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/02/detroit_arson_fires_continue_t.html


Information on Fire Codes and Violations

Fire marshals often perform fire code inspections without announcement. While violations can incur a fine if left uncorrected, they can also have property damaging or even fatal ramifications. John Michael Agosti & Associates are here to determine which codes may have caused a fire in the aftermath, but here are some of the most common… Continue Reading

How to Prevent Arson in Your Community

How to Prevent Arson in Your Community

There are some neighborhoods and communities where arson is more of a problem than in others, but whether or not there have ever been any incidents of arson in your area, there are things you can do to help prevent it in the future. Arson can destroy homes, businesses, vehicles, and more. But more importantly,… Continue Reading

Inside an Arsonist’s Mind

Inside an Arsonist’s Mind

What does an arsonist look like? Often we assume that arsonists have a mental disorder, as the crime is so full of passion, but true pyromaniacs are astonishingly rare. Understanding motives for arson is the best way to understand arsonists. Here are some of the most common motives.   First is thrill seeking. Those arsonists… Continue Reading

Toledo Arson

Chicago is an American city that has been marred by fire in its history. Our city, home to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, continues to see its fair share of arson and accidental fires every single year. However, in terms of modern day fire safety, Chicago is currently well ahead of other municipalities where… Continue Reading

Arson, Puppies and Las Vegas

It’s no surprise that we take arson so seriously. It is a thoroughly reprehensible crime that robs individuals of their property, their homes, and sometimes their lives. According to the FBI’s website, in 2011 the average dollar loss per arson victim was $13,196. I think we can all roundly agree that arson is no good.… Continue Reading