Info Sheet 30: Young People’s Motivations for Firesetting

This Information Sheet focuses on young people’s motivations for firesetting. Fire can have devastating and destructive consequences for individuals, communities and the economy, with the total cost of arson in the UK estimated to be £1.7billion per year. Fiona Burslem defines the meaning of firesetting, and considers the motivations behind this.

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