Turning inner space into outer space

January 24, 2011

Arson is often revenge

If the information we have on the fire at a Brocklehurst home on Saturday night is correct, it would appear that revenge was the motive. With a disgruntled former boyfriend facing charges, vengeance seems like a safe bet.

According to, revenge is one of the six main motives for arson. In fact, for serial arsonists, revenge is cited as the motive in 41 per cent of cases. The other five main motives are vandalism, crime concealment, extremism, profit and excitement. How do you profit from arson? Mainly insurance through insurance fraud.

When one of your children has a boyfriend or girlfriend, they can become almost like a member of the family. So when there’s a breakup, a lot of ties are involved. Those emotions can be tough to deal with.