Deliberate fires cause significant damage to the people, property, businesses and environment of Western Australia.
Arson has the potential to not only destroy the environment and property, but can also kill or injure people.
Every year the cost of arson to Australian business and associated infrastructure amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars.
About 90% of bushfires are believed to be deliberately or recklessly lit.
Over 300 arson related charges are laid by WA Police each year.
Arson is a serious crime that can attract significant penalties, including life imprisonment.
The reasons people deliberately light fires are many and varied but a few reasons can be:
Find out how to you can report suspicious fire behaviour and help prevent arson in different premises.