This longitudinal study report examines how arson may differ according to both the socio-economic characteristics of regions and the personal experience of crime.
Over the period 1989 to 2010, there were 123 incidents of arson-associated homicide, involving 170 unique victims and 131 offenders.
Arson homicides are rare, representing only two percent of all homicides in Australia each year. In this study, data was collected...
BUSHFIRES are a fact of life in Australia, and have long been an essential part of our ecosystem. Research conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology shows that, of the 20,000 to 30,000 vegetation fires experienced in Australia each year, about half are deliberately lit...