Arson is a serious crime in New South Wales (NSW). It is
defined as intentionally setting fire to property or causing a fire to be
started, whether to cause damage, harm, or for other reasons.
The NSW Government has implemented various measures to
prevent and combat arson, including increased penalties for arson-related
offences, training programs for firefighters and other emergency responders,
and public education campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers and
consequences of arson.
The NSW Rural Fire Service works closely with the NSW Police
Force to investigate suspicious fires and identify any potential arsonists. The
NSW Police Force also has a specialist arson unit, known as the Property Crime
Squad’s Arson Unit, which investigates serious and complex arson cases.
Arson is a serious crime that can result in significant
damage to property, loss of life, and harm to the environment.
Fires Act 1997 and the Crimes Act 1900 cover the offence
of Arson in NSW. This is a very serious offence as it may cause a detrimental
impact on people as well as their property. The offence of Arson is also known
as “the act of intentionally and maliciously destroying or damaging property
through the use of fire” as defined by the Australian Institute of Criminology.
offence of Arson as noted above is covered (in particular) in the following
sections of the Legislation:
· Section 100 of the Rural
Fires Act 1997
the Crimes Act 1900
· Section 196 of the Crimes
· Section 197 of the Crimes
· Section 198 of the Crimes
· Section 203E of the Crimes
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th
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