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NCJ Number: 77598 Find in a Library
Title: Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation - Arson Bureau - Annual Report, 1977
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Justice
Criminal Investigation Division
Arson Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Justice
Madison, WI 53707
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Functions, incidents, and statistics are covered in this 1977 annual report of the Arson Bureau of the Division of Criminal Investigation within the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Abstract: The bureau's organization is described, with names of the director and nine deputies provided. Investigative and training functions are outlined as functions that are supplements to the fire service and local law enforcement, and responsibilities are detailed as divided among fire chiefs, the State Fire Marshal, and local law enforcement. Incidents and operations carried out over the year are then summarized and analyzed, with particular attention to investigations, arson, causes, incendiary losses, case dispositions, motives, fatal fires, geographical distribution of investigations and training. These operations are then further clarified in tables. Additional tables list fire losses in Wisconsin by type of property and by causes of the fire.
Index Term(s): Arson; Arson investigations; Crime Statistics; Wisconsin
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