Michigan Arson Prevention Committee
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In Michigan, every third fire is reported as an arson or suspicious blaze. The State Fire Marshal reported that arson and suspicious blazes represent 37 percent of all fires reported in Michigan during 2013. In 2013, there were 9,118 arson/suspicious fires, compared to 6980 during 2012.
Arson and suspicious fires cost Michigan residents over $451 million last year. These loss figures do not include indirect costs such as medical care, funeral expense, temporary shelter, business interruption, demolition, fire investigation, prosecution, court proceedings, incarcerations and increased insurance premiums.
Arson and suspicious blazes resulted in 45 deaths and another 104 injuries.
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