Risk perspectives - Arsonists need your help - don't oblige

Over the past 10 years, there have been around 2.4m arson attacks resulting in 32,000 injuries and 1,200 deaths in Britain. In fact, more than half of all fires are started deliberately and estimates now put the annual cost of arson to the UK economy at £2.2bn. However, many deliberate fires could be prevented.

With rising vandalism - particularly on industrial estates - good housekeeping and vigilance is essential. For example, waste materials should be cleared regularly - especially in secl