Understanding Arson: When Insurance Fraud Turns Deadly

Arson is a complex crime with a significant risk of injury or death to innocent people and firefighters. Does it matter if the intention of the fire was to injure, or to commit insurance fraud, or if a person just left a campfire burning on a camping trip during a drought? When people understand that the consequences of their insurance fraud have suddenly become significantly more dangerous, with property damage outside of themselves or with people injured or killed, they attempt to cover up actions or intentions and are less forthcoming with investigators. But the consequences of this serious crime need to be understood, and the fact become known to the public record. Victims deserve the truth.