Annually, nearly 1,000 people die in arson fires, thousands more are injured, and over $1 billion is lost in property damage. It’s pretty frightening – and every year it gets worse as the number and severity of fires increase. We think it’s time to do something about it – and we’re willing to pay people to help us.
It’s all part of a special state-wide Arson Watch Reward Program. We’ve set up a 24-hour Arson Watch Hotline so people can call us whenever they witness (or just suspect) an arson fire.
Arson Watch Hotlines
Rhode Island: 1-401-383-7723
As part of the program we’ve established an Arson-Watch fund, so we can pay up to $5,000 to anyone who provides us with information which helps us prevent or detect an arson crime.
Arson is one of the fastest growing crimes in our country, and it’s one of the scariest because it destroys people and property. It’s a crime we all live with. Isn’t it time we did something about it?