Arson Prevention Forum

47% of all fires attended by fire and rescue services in England

are classed as deliberate

Arson linked to racial harassment

Arson is also sometimes used to target people with different characteristics from the perpetrator and abroad

London Fire Brigade have initiated a campaign to tackle domestic violence and racially aggravated attacks with arson proof letterboxes.  They are planning to fit over 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley in a pilot scheme to help protect victims of domestic abuse and hate crimes. Crews aim to fit special letterboxes, smoke alarms and provide fire safety advice within 24 hours after a referral has been made identifying them at risk of a fire in their home.