In 2011, 15,640 law enforcement agencies provided 1-12 months of arson data and reported 52,333 arsons. Of the participating agencies, 14,887 provided expanded offense data regarding 43,412 arsons.
Nearly 46 percent (45.9) of all arson offenses involved structures (e.g., residential, storage, public, etc.). Mobile property was involved in 23.9 percent of arsons and other types of property (such as crops, timber, fences, etc.) accounted for 30.2 percent of reported arsons.
The average dollar loss per arson was $13,196.
Arsons of industrial/manufacturing structures resulted in the highest average dollar losses (an average of $68,349 per arson).
Arson offenses decreased 4.7 percent in 2011 when compared with arson data reported in 2010. (See Table 12
Nationwide, there were 18.2 arson offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.