Stop arson – Australia’s most costly crime

January 12, 2016

Crime Stoppers, Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police and have joined forces this summer to help combat the scourge of arson and its devastating effects on Tasmanian communities.

Arson is Australia’s most costly crime

  • Over 1/3 of fires attended by the Tasmania Fire Service are deliberately lit
  • It is a crime which puts people’s lives at risk and can result in death or injury
  • Arson damages  communities, businesses and the environment
  • Bushfires represent the highest mass risk to our communities
  • Property and bushfire arson occurs all year round
  • Diverts Emergency Services from other emergencies
  • Bushfires kill and injure wildlife and domestic pets

Arson vigilance is a shared community responsibility

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