In 2012, 15,656 law enforcement agencies provided 1-12 months of arson data and reported 52,766 arsons. Of the participating agencies, 14,782 agencies provided expanded offense data regarding 45,926 arsons.
Nearly 47 percent (46.8) of all arson offenses involved structures (e.g., residential, storage, public, etc.). Mobile property was involved in 23.1 percent of arsons and other types of property (such as crops, timber, fences, etc.) accounted for 30.1 percent of reported arsons.
The average dollar loss per arson was $12,796.
Arsons of industrial/manufacturing structures resulted in the highest average dollar losses (an average of $42,133).
Arson offenses increased less than one-tenth of 1 percent in 2012 when compared with arson data reported in 2011. (See Table 12
Nationwide, there were 18.7 arson offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.