Annually, there are nearly 1,000 fatalities due to arson fires, plus thousands of injuries, and over $1 billion in property damage losses. It is pretty frightening – and every year it gets worse as the number and severity of fires increase. We think it is time to do something about it – and we are willing to pay people to help us.
It is all part of a special state-wide Arson Watch Reward Program. We have 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 have established an Arson-Watch fund, so we can pay up to $5,000 to anyone who provides us with information that helps us prevent or detect an arson crime.
Arson is one of the fastest growing crimes in our country, and it is one of the scariest because it destroys people and property. It is a crime we all live with. Isn’t it time we did something about it?