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Title: Report to the President on Progress in Implementation of the National Arson Strategy
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
United States of America

US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America

US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
United States of America

US Postal Inspection Service
United States of America

US Dept of the Treasury
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
United States of America
Editor(s): H M Weisman; A Lima; M Hunt
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Agriculture
Berkeley, CA 94701
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20234
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of the Treasury
Washington, DC 20224
US Dept of the Treasury
Washington, DC 20226
US Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washington, DC 20472
US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
US Postal Inspection Service
Washington, DC 20260
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report documents the results and accomplishments of the White House antiarson strategy and the Federal assistance to States and localities for arson detection and prevention.
Abstract: In December 1979, the strategy for coordinating and integrating arson prevention and control programs of the key agencies concerned with the problem was announced. In the following year, 11 Federal agencies worked towards accomplishing the strategy's 66 recommendations by detecting and investigating arson rings, providing training to arson investigators, establishing juvenile firesetter counseling programs, and supporting community antiarson actions. Efforts were also made to revise insurance company regulations and procedures and to educate the public about their role in preventing and controlling arson. The recommendations are organized into sections dealing with the management of arson prevention and control, the investigation and prosecution of arson, economic factors in arson, and the psychology and behavior of firesetters; the accomplishments related to each recommendation are reviewed. Significant progress has been evidenced in the establishment of 177 arson task forces in States, counties, and communities across the country and of 26 arson strike force teams in selected cities -supplemented by 4 national response teams. Federal Arson Strike Force teams were able to break up nine major arson-for-profit rings with the assistance of local authorities. In addition, seven cities are developing arson information management systems to predict potential arsons, and Juvenile Firesetter Counseling programs are successfully reducing firesetting by children. Cooperative efforts of the insurance industry and of national organizations and programs are also reported. Footnotes are included, and appendixes contain tables outlining LEAA Arson Control Programs and the progress made in the States concerning arson prevention.
Index Term(s): Anti-Arson Programs; Crime specific countermeasures; Federal programs; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
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