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NCJ Number: 77599 Find in a Library
Title: Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation - Arson Bureau - Annual Report, 1979
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Justice
Criminal Investigation Division
Arson Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Wisconsin Dept of Justice
Madison, WI 53707
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Wisconsin Department of Justice presents its 1979 annual report for the Arson Bureau of the Division of Criminal Investigations.
Abstract: The bureau's organization is briefly described, with addresses and telephone numbers for the headquarter's office. Functions and responsibilities are broken down according to those falling under fire chiefs, the State Fire Marshal, or the local law enforcement agencies. Arson Bureau operations are then summarized and analyzed according to the following categories: complaints, complaint dispositions, case dispositions, court dispositions, sentencing, motives, fatal fires, incendiary losses, geographical distribution of investigations, training, and such other accomplishments as an experimental major case team and a two-year performance assessment of the Arson Bureau. For the main categories of operations, statistical data are presented. Additional tables represent the number and costs of arsons known to law enforcement agencies in 1979 as opposed to 1978, with the number and costs of arsons broken down according to various population centers in separate tables. Finally, fire loss statistics are presented according to type of property and causes of fire.
Index Term(s): Arson; Arson investigations; Crime Statistics; Wisconsin
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