Ohio Arson Numbers on the Rise

August 2008
Fire Chief;Aug2008, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the high gasoline prices which led to a rise in international vehicle fires in Ohio. It states that the economic downturn coupled with the national housing market and mortgage crisis have led to more people intentionally setting home ablaze to collect insurance money in the state. An analyst believes that the potential for arson increases any time the economy slows down.


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