Arson

Aggravated Arson

Arson:

No person, by means of fire or explosion, shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Cause, or create a substantial risk of, physical harm to any property of another without the other person's consent;

(2) Cause, or create a substantial risk of, physical harm to any property of the offender or another, with purpose to defraud;

(3) Cause, or create a substantial risk of, physical harm to the statehouse or a courthouse, school building, or other building or structure that is owned or controlled by the state, any political subdivision, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the state or a political subdivision, and that is used for public purposes;

(4) Cause, or create a substantial risk of, physical harm, through the offer or the acceptance of an agreement for hire or other consideration, to any property of another without the other person's consent or to any property of the offender or another with purpose to defraud;

(5) Cause, or create a substantial risk of, physical harm to any park, preserve, wildlands, brush-covered land, cut-over land, forest, timberland, green land, woods, or similar real property that is owned or controlled by another person, the state, or a political subdivision without the consent of the other person, the state, or the political subdivision;

(6) With purpose to defraud, cause, or create a substantial risk of, physical harm to any park, preserve, wildlands, brush-covered land, cut-over land, forest, timberland, green lands, woods, or similar real property that is owned or controlled by the offender, another person, the state, or a political subdivision.


or


No one can set anything on fire causing physical harm to it without consent from the owner

Aggravated Arson:

No person, by means of fire or explosion, shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Create a substantial risk of serious physical harm to any person other than the offender;

(2) Cause physical harm to any occupied structure;

(3) Create, through the offer or acceptance of an agreement for hire or other consideration, a substantial risk of physical harm to any occupied structure.


or


No one can set something on fire causing physical harm to another person other than themselves

Punishment


Arson is a first-degree misdemeanour punishable by up to 6 months in jail and fines no more than $1,000


Aggravated Arson is a first-degree felony punishable by 3-10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines
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statistics

55% of all U.S. arson arrests are children under the age of 18. Almost half of these arrests are children 15 and under


almost 34% of the victims of child set fires are the children themselves


http://www.stopfiresetting.com/florida/Home/JuvenileFiresettingStatistics/tabid/103/Default.aspx

Current Case

Yerko Mena , 16, and Adam Greene, 15 were charged with two counts of arson setting two vehicles on fire the two teens were convicted with the evidence being a vide found on one of the boy's phones accounting both crimes

http://www.kcci.com/news/teens-charged-with-arson-in-vehicle-fires/28372258

Germany's Law and Punishment

Arson:

Whoever sets fire to or, as a result of setting a fire, destroys in whole or in part:

1. buildings or huts;

2. plants or technical equipment, in particular machines;

3. warehouses or stocked goods;

4. motor vehicles, rail vehicles, aircraft or watercraft;

5. forests, heaths or moors;

6. agricultural, nutritional or forestry facilities or products,

shall be punished with imprisonment from one year to ten years.


Aggravated Arson:

If the perpetrator, as a result of an arson recklessly causes the death of another human being, then the punishment shall be imprisonment for life or for not less than ten years.

Civic Data Base

Some things you cannot do if convicted of these crimes is...


Arson:

Self-employed long-term care provider -- ineligibility for certification and

Reside with person seeking to adopt a child


Aggravated Arson:

Employment as a city firefighter and Teachers and other school personnel have a mandatory loss of license