In 2013, 15,222 law enforcement agencies (providing from 1 to 12 months of arson data) reported 44,840 arsons. Of the participating agencies, 14,365 agencies provided expanded offense data regarding 38,795 arsons.
Nearly 46 percent (45.9) of all arson offenses involved structures (e.g., residential, storage, public, etc.). Mobile property was involved in 23.8 percent of arsons and other types of property (such as crops, timber, fences, etc.) accounted for 30.3 percent of reported arsons.
The average dollar loss per arson was $14,390.
Arsons of industrial/manufacturing structures resulted in the highest average dollar losses (an average of $126,606).
Arson offenses decreased 13.5 percent in 2013 when compared with arson data reported in 2012. (See Table 12
Nationwide, there were 16.1 arson offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.