Arson involves the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to people’s property causing damage for individual gain or reasons inclined to terrorism. However, arson the most costly crime as its result is devastating. New Hampshire State is one of the most dangerous states due to numerous criminal activities. Arson is getting to be the fastest growing criminal act in the principal cities.
Different cities in New Hampshire including Berlin and Nashua have different crime gangs that operate in various offences. Arsons are one of the many crimes committed in these towns.
The fire department in New Hampshire collects and analyzes cases that involve fire outbreaks all over the state. The department also gets involved in educating the public in fire accidents either caused by arsonists or by other means.
Nashua city in New Hampshire experiences different criminal activities. Arson is one of the major threats that lead to the states of development (Miller, 2014). Statistical data from the fire department in Nashua indicate that almost fifty individuals in a population of one hundred thousand people get victimized through arson. However, over the years, arson crime rate has reduced significantly due to increased surveillance by police officers in the city.
Nashua as a town compared to Berlin experiences almost a similar number of arson cases. In Berlin, for every one hundred people, there is the possibility that twenty people are victims of arson crime cases. However, with the number of arson cases, Berlin records a higher number than Nashua. In recent years, Berlin has been on the record for almost less than twenty cases of arson while Nashua has registered nearly double the number in Berlin.
As much as Berlin is a productive town, activities like arson lead to incurred losses. Efforts by the government to reduce the number of arson cases happening in Berlin, however, has not resulted in better outcomes due to the rise in beliefs that causing a fire is the best way of relaying out grievances (Miller, 2014). People can also burn down businesses insured against fires are burnt down so that the owner can claim from the insurance companies. It is, therefore, difficult to curb cases of arson in Berlin. Being a town with investments that involve logging and sawing, burning of forest trees is likely to affect negatively the town. When trees are burnt down, there would be no raw material for the respective industries.
Therefore, to protect the development of Berlin, there is the need to come up with strategies that will reduce the losses arising due to criminal activities (Bushway, Cook & Phillips, 2012). The revenue generated from all the business activities contribute much to the economy of New Hampshire State thus requiring the intervention of top management levels in the United States. Improving the insecurity problem within Berlin also improves investment opportunities as there will be no fear of property destruction through fires.
Causes of arson crimes are brought about by the dissatisfaction of the provided services by the prospective groups. The young generation, however, is faced with many challenges to the extent of them trying to take the law into their hands. The youthful generation finds it worth creating attention by using fires as the result is catastrophic and easily noticed by the relevant authorities (Bushway, Cook &Phillips, 2012). Moreover, due to the increased population of people more so the young, unemployment levels have also risen. This situation leaves the young group unsettled and idle leading to them indulging in criminal activities for them to acquire capital.
Meeting the costs incurred in fire cases can be devastating. Fires destroy everything it gets into contact. Therefore, getting back to the initial position of business can cost more than introducing a new company which may not be as successful as the initial one. More so, there is the need to engage the public with the dangers of fires to the economy of the state.
- Bushway, S., Cook, P., and Phillips, M. (2012).The overall effect of the business cycle on crime. German Economic Review13(4): 436–446
- Miller, S. (2014). Arsonist. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.