Torched: Diving into the mind of the Kingman area arsonist

  • Source: Kingman Daily Miner
  • Published: 10/03/2017 03:35 AM

Fire is a beautiful, destructive force. In a manner of minutes, an entire forest can be aflame or an abandoned house could be engulfed. Some fires are accidents, some are not. The Kingman area is certainly acquainted with the latter. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines arson as “any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn ... property.” While the intent can be to defraud, it does not have to be in order to be labelled arson. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting, there are over 50,000 arsons committed annually in the U.S., with nearly $1 billion in losses per year.


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